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Writer (WGA):
Joe Gayton (written by)
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Release Date:
4 October 1991 (USA) See more »
In 1955, Jesse Tucker did the unthinkable, because Rock 'N' Roll changed his life forever See more »
A new music teacher in a 1955 West Texas home for wayward boys brings new vision and hope for many of the interned boys. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Travolta ... Jack Cabe
Jamie Walters ... Jesse Tucker (as James Walters)

Heather Graham ... Sara Benedict

Richard Jordan ... Eugene Benedict

Linda Fiorentino ... Molly

Scott Coffey ... Bradley

Glenn Quinn ... Alan

Francis von Zerneck ... Toby (as Frank von Zerneck)

Michael Bacall ... Big Boy

Sam Hennings ... Travis Parker

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Rebecca
Kristina Simonds ... Rachel
Charles Taylor ... Deputy
Paula Bellamy-Franklin ... Orphanage Cook / Additional Voices (voice)
Jerry Tullos ... Bandstand M.C.

Julie Ariola ... Girl's Home Director
Charles Fowlkes ... Eyes
Patrik Baldauff ... Mr. Hawkins
Redmond Gleeson ... Minister (as Redmond M. Gleeson)
Renee Tenison ... Girl in Bar

Chris Blasman ... Orphan
Michelle Johnston ... Loretta
Linda M. Womack ... Singer
Cecil D. Womack ... Lead Singer

Jeremy Jackson ... Young Bell Ringer

James Avery ... Midnight Rider (voice)
Keith Anthony ... Additional Voices (voice)
Lee Arnone ... Additional Voices (voice)
Catherine Battistone ... Additional Voices (voice)

Bob Bergen ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Robert Bergen)
Elizabeth Anne Bowen ... Additional Voices (voice)

Roger Aaron Brown ... Additional Voices (voice)

Alex Daniels ... Additional Voices (voice)
William O. Dekle ... Additional Voices (voice)
Roger DeWitt ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Roger E. DeWitt)
Claudette Duffy ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mary Ellen Dunbar ... Additional Voices (voice)
Carlo Lonny Eaton ... Additional Voices (voice)

Tom Fahn ... Additional Voices (voice)
Valérie Franco ... Additional Voices (voice)
Rod Gist ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Ron L. Gist)

David Glasser ... Additional Voices (voice)
Angel Harper ... Additional Voices (voice)
Bridget Hoffman ... Additional Voices (voice)

Kirsten Holmquist ... Additional Voices (voice)

Shirley Jordan ... Additional Voices (voice)
Marcello Krakoff ... Additional Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tera Hendrickson ... (uncredited)
Thom Ward ... Orphan (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeffrey Hornaday 
Writing credits
Joe Gayton (written by)

Produced by
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... executive producer
Robert Simonds .... producer
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
Cinematography by
Robert Brinkmann 
Film Editing by
Seth Flaum 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
Production Design by
William F. Matthews 
Art Direction by
P. Michael Johnston 
Set Decoration by
Jim Duffy 
Costume Design by
Eduardo Castro 
Makeup Department
Dino Ganziano .... hair stylist
Jim Kail .... makeup artist (as James R. Kail)
Francine Shermaine .... additional hair stylist
Kenneth Walker .... additional hair stylist (as Ken Walker)
Production Management
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Edmisten .... second assistant director
Pat Kehoe .... first assistant director (as Patrick H. Kehoe)
Art Department
Craig B. Ayers Sr. .... greensman
Sterling Bingham .... stand-by painter
Kirk S. Heinlen .... assistant property master
Steven M. Miller .... stand-by greensman (as Steve Miller)
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator (as Michael A. Muscarella)
Paul Rylander .... property master
Terry Shugrue .... assistant property master
Faye Smith .... leadperson
James F. Truesdale .... assistant art director
Ciro Vuoso .... construction foreman
Kenneth L. Westcott .... leadperson
Oscar Delgadillo .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Neil Burrow .... sound editor
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer
Jeff Bushelman .... sound editor
Michael C. Casper .... supervising re-recording mixer
Blake R. Cornett .... assistant sound editor
Mike Dobie .... supervising sound editor
Timothy C. Dobie .... assistant sound editor (as Timothy Dobie)
Tom Gerard .... sound re-recording mixer (as Thomas Gerard)
Mark Gordon .... sound editor
Robert W. Harris .... utility sound
Rob Hill .... adr artist
Shelley Rae Hinton .... adr editor
David L. Horton Jr. .... sound editor
Jay Kamen .... supervising adr editor (as Uncle J. Kamen)
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer (as Daniel Leahy)
Richard LeGrand Jr. .... adr editor
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator
Larry Mann .... supervising sound editor
Debbie Peterson .... assistant sound editor
Charles Ewing Smith .... sound editor
Bill Baldwin .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Al Broussard .... special effects
David Wood .... special effects
Rick Avery .... stunts
Cindy Folkerson .... stunts
A. Michael Lerner .... stunts
Jeff Smolek .... stunts
Greg Walker .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Moe Altamirano .... grip
Gregory Beard .... grip (as Greg Beard)
Al Hewitt .... dolly grip
Peter Iovino .... still photographer
Frank Keever .... key grip (as Frank J. Keever)
William Kenney .... dolly grip (as William G. Kenney)
T. Sano Kwong .... best boy grip
Alex Leyton .... first assistant camera
Brett Mabry .... electrician
Charles E. Nippell .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Chas E. Nippell)
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator
Reinhart 'Rayteam' Peschke .... chief lighting technician (as Reinhart Peschke)
Joe Ritter .... Steadicam assistant
Bill Roe .... camera operator
Brian Sata .... grip
Frank Scheidbach .... assistant chief lighting technician
John Shoemaker .... electrician
Thomas Vandermillen .... second assistant camera
John Ziegler .... second assistant camera
Simon Jayes .... crane operator: Technocrane (uncredited)
Bob Rose .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Debbie DeRango .... casting assistant
Franklyn Warren .... extras casting
Alysa Wishingrad .... casting coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Art Brouillard .... assistant costumer
Roberto Carneiro .... set costumer (as Roberto M. Carneiro)
Gamila Mariana Fakhry .... assistant costumer (as Gamila Fakhry)
Laurel Frushour .... assistant costumer
Lisa Lovaas .... costume supervisor
Philip Maldonado .... costumer
Editorial Department
Sandy Brundage .... negative cutter
Dale Caldwell .... color timer
Rod Dean .... assistant editor
William Fletcher .... assistant editor (as William L. Fletcher)
Jill Smith .... apprentice editor (as Jill C. Smith)
Music Department
Elton Ahi .... scoring mixer
Sally Boldt .... music editor
Gustavo Borner .... scoring crew
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Tom Carlin .... music editor
Dennis Dreith .... additional composer: score
Dennis Dreith .... conductor: production numbers
Dennis Dreith .... music coordinator
Dennis Dreith .... orchestrator: production numbers
Kathy Durning .... music editor
Sidney James .... music coordinator
Rolf Johnson .... assistant music editor
Karyn Rachtman .... music supervisor
François Blaignan .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Frank 'Cat' Ballou .... transportation coordinator
Walt Freitas .... transportation captain (as Walter Freitas)
Dean Winton .... driver
Other crew
Elena Azuola .... production auditor
Brian Bettwy .... production assistant
Dean A. Burnside .... production assistant
Pat Chapman .... production coordinator
Joan Edwards .... assistant: J. Travolta
Joan Eisenberg .... unit publicist
Allen Ferro .... title designer: main titles
Judy Hallin .... assistant production coordinator (as Judy L. Hallin)
Michelle Johnston .... choreographer
Verla Loomis Randall .... craft service
Angela Lussier .... assistant: R. Simonds
Molly M. Mayeux .... production assistant (as Molly Mayeux)
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor
Nancy Neumann .... studio teacher
Robert Peters .... assistant: J. Travolta
Richard Rosenberg .... location manager
Phillip Schenkler .... assistant auditor
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Iceland:L | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 (DVD rating) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2007) | UK:PG (video release) (1992) | UK:12 (cinema release) (1991) | USA:PG-13

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Gwyneth Paltrow's film debut.See more »
Alan:What's your name?
Alan:My name is Alan, and I love you.
[They kiss]
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Nothing is permanent except deterioration, 19 October 2007
Author: salexru2000 from Toronto

You can try to watch and maybe sometimes you'll feel something like an interest and other emotions. However, 1991 is already too far behind us and movie plot is now too predictable and too lame. While you can enjoy looking at your "best actors" in their primes or youth, you can't ignore general shallowness of presented story, which repeats so many stories with happy or semi-happy end about adolescents going the wrong way. In this case delinquency panacea is rock'n'roll music - which will make you puke with laughter especially if your children are doing crack and porno for pocket money.

Especially lame are scenes related to interracial interaction of young delinquents and afro-Americans. Considering lack of funds to spend and relatively unrestrained behaviour with opposite sex and race I can't image how in real life all them escaped with their lives and unspoiled mood.

Maybe there is a place on Earth where it is possible but somehow it doesn't help the movie.

It's a pity that Travolta had to endure these stupid texts and scenes, which seemingly had to symbolize unity and brotherhood of man. Nowadays they look so simplistic and devoid of reality that I got impression this flick was created by some people who don't know what they are really talking about or wanted to show. It's a well known fact that young criminals are sometimes more dangerous and spontaneous than grown up serial killers. But in this case we see a gang which is as fluffy and soft as band of guinea pigs and could be molded by anybody into anything.

If it would be on soapy side more (like stupid comedy about teenager problems with kissing), probably it would be better. Attempt to mix in drama did not work out at all, but killed all the possibilities to make movie livelier.

However, even in this state it is watchable snapshot of the tip of iceberg lacking other better examples. Some slight hints about racial troubles, negative role of church, victimization in correctional facilities, youth leadership issues can make this flick sufficiently instructive for really dumb parents and their kids. But it's impact is deteriorating with time too fast.

As I said before, the story is too old and too sweet. Life has much more bitter taste for most.

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