A new music teacher in a 1955 West Texas home for wayward boys brings new vision and hope for many of the interned boys.




Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Scott Barnes (Travolta) is an alcoholic turned social worker hellbent on saving a young boy named Tommy (Lawrence) from self-destructing when he finds out he has begun selling crack in an ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Holcomb
Stars: John Travolta, Marilu Henner, Joey Lawrence
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Harmon
Stars: John Travolta, Ellie Raab, Tito Larriva
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate ... See full summary »

Director: Desmond Nakano
Stars: John Travolta, Harry Belafonte, Kelly Lynch
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A television weatherman scams a local lottery.

Director: Nora Ephron
Stars: John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth
The Experts (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Travis and Wendell are kidnapped while on their way to opening a nightclub in rural Nebraska. The KGB spy Cameron Smith takes them to the U.S.S.R. instead with the intention of teaching KGB... See full summary »

Director: Dave Thomas
Stars: John Travolta, Arye Gross, Kelly Preston
Perfect (1985)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight.

Director: James Bridges
Stars: John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ramey Ellis
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds... See full summary »

Director: Nick Cassavetes
Stars: Sean Penn, Robin Wright, John Travolta
Two of a Kind (1983)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

God has had just about enough of the human's attitude so he will destroy the planet very soon. It is up to a struggling inventor and a bank teller, both with very amateur criminal minds, to... See full summary »

Director: John Herzfeld
Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Charles Durning
Michael (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two tabloid reporters checking out a report of the Archangel Michael living with an old woman find that it's true. But that's not the only surprise.

Director: Nora Ephron
Stars: John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

A lonely socialite and a young drifter enter into a May-December romance.

Director: Jane Wagner
Stars: Lily Tomlin, John Travolta, Andra Akers
Mad City (1997)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A disgruntled security guard holds a school trip group hostage, while a news reporter forms a bond with him.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Alda
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Based on a true story, Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system (which is unlike being born with AIDS). As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile ... See full summary »

Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: John Travolta, Glynnis O'Connor, Robert Reed


Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Tucker (as James Walters)
Eugene Benedict
Toby (as Frank von Zerneck)
Big Boy
Travis Parker
Kristina Simonds ...
Charles Taylor ...
Paula Bellamy-Franklin ...
Orphanage Cook / Additional Voices (voice)
Jerry Tullos ...
Bandstand M.C.


A new music teacher in a 1955 West Texas home for wayward boys brings new vision and hope for many of the interned boys.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Rock & Romance Explode In A Texas Town. See more »


Drama | Music | Romance


PG-13 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El primer grito del rock  »

Box Office


$3,547,684 (USA)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Film debut of Glenn Quinn. See more »


Alan: What's your name?
Rebecca: Rebecca.
Alan: My name is Alan, and I love you.
[They kiss]
See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Xanadu (2015) See more »


Rock the Pad
Written by Memphis Slim
Performed by Dave Edmunds
America Inc./Ace Records/Blues Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I liked this film.
5 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Are you crazy? Any film starring John Travolta is bound to be a good watch, he's such a good actor, the actor playing Jesse was cute as well. The storyline was pretty similar to a few films , bad boy falls in love and turns out to be a good boy really, respecting advice from the older guy, in this case, John Travolta. I loved the music scenes, in fact most films with a bit of music are fine with me. Heather Graham played a good part, and I thought the small guy playing the trombone was good. I think this must have been one of Gwyneth Paltrow's early films, I hardly recognized her. I was entertained, although I haven't figured out why the title was 'Shout' Maybe it wasn't a classic, but hey, it's only rock and roll and I like it.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Somewhat underrated? Deeebs
Can you please give me a list of songs and artists cl_sommell
What.... meme-meme-1
I would have liked some authenticity! taterfay-1
graham + paltrow avilamd
LAME! jefflehem
Discuss Shout (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: