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Raise Your Voice -- A girl from a small town (Hilary Duff) heads to the big city of Los Angeles to spend the summer at a performing arts high school.


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Writers (WGA):
Mitch Rotter (story)
Sam Schreiber (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 October 2004 (USA) See more »
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A little formulaic, but still provides 'that peaceful loving feelin' See more (214 total) »


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Hilary Duff ... Teresa 'Terri' Fletcher

Oliver James ... Jay Corgan

David Keith ... Simon Fletcher

Dana Davis ... Denise Gilmore

Johnny Lewis ... Engelbert 'Kiwi' Wilson

Rita Wilson ... Francis Fletcher

Lauren C. Mayhew ... Robin Childers

Kat Dennings ... Sloane

Jason Ritter ... Paul Fletcher

Rebecca De Mornay ... Aunt Nina

John Corbett ... Mr. Torvald

Carly Reeves ... Kelly

James Avery ... Mr. Gantry

Robert Trebor ... Mr. Wesson
Steven T. Palmer ... Street Drummer (as Steven 'T7' Palmer)

Davida Williams ... Lauren

Marshall Manesh ... Cabbie

Gibby Brand ... Mr. Holcomb

Sean McNamara ... Doctor Mark Farley (as Sean Patrick McNamara)

Fred Meyers ... Matthew
Mitch Rotter ... Folk Singer
Seis Cuerdas ... Flamenco Guitarists
John Gipson ... Saxophone Player

T.J. Thyne ... Emcee
Adam Gontier ... Three Days Grace
Neil Sanderson ... Three Days Grace
Brad Walst ... Three Days Grace
Barry Stock ... Three Days Grace
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Josh Berger ... Choir Boy (uncredited)

Steven Gridley ... Cello Player (uncredited)

Portis Hershey ... Piano Player (uncredited)

Judith Hill ... Pianist (uncredited)

Josh Kuhn ... Bacon Flip (uncredited)

Michael Marchand ... Choir Boy (uncredited)
Christopher Mauldin ... School Choir Drummer (uncredited)

Shauney Recke ... Drummer (uncredited)
Raquel C. Rischard ... Rosie (uncredited)
Lindsay Roth ... Violinist (uncredited)

Brooke Ventre ... Choir Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Sean McNamara 
Writing credits
Mitch Rotter (story)

Sam Schreiber (screenplay)

Produced by
David Brookwell .... producer
A.J. Dix .... producer
Toby Emmerich .... executive producer
Brad Jensen .... co-producer
Avram 'Butch' Kaplan .... executive producer
Mark Kaufman .... executive producer
Christina Lambert .... co-producer
Todd Lewis .... co-producer
Sean McNamara .... producer
Matt Moore .... executive producer
Anthony Rhulen .... producer
Sara Risher .... producer
Troy Rowland .... associate producer
William Shively .... producer
Matthew A. Thomas .... co-producer
Original Music by
Machine Head 
Aaron Zigman 
Cinematography by
John R. Leonetti 
Film Editing by
Jeff Canavan 
Casting by
Joey Paul Jensen 
Production Design by
Joseph T. Garrity 
Art Direction by
Gary Myers 
Set Decoration by
Melissa M. Levander 
Costume Design by
Aggie Guerard Rodgers 
Makeup Department
Lydia Milars .... makeup department head
Ned Neidhardt .... additional makeup artist
Gloria Ponce .... additional hair stylist
Toni-Ann Walker .... hair department head (as Toni Walker)
Nacoma Whobrey .... makeup artist
Joy Zapata .... hair stylist
Production Management
Avram 'Butch' Kaplan .... unit production manager
Todd Lewis .... production supervisor
Richard Stirling .... executive in charge of production
Richard Stirling .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Brookwell .... second unit director
Hope Garrison .... second assistant director
Jeffrey F. January .... first assistant director
Art Department
Maureen Farley .... property master
Joseph Kevin Garcia .... props (as Joseph K. Garcia)
Eric Steinway .... set dresser
Isabelle Trichard .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Julie Altus .... adr recordist
Bob Bowman .... first assistant sound editor
Zack Davis .... co-supervising sound editor
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer
Tony Lamberti .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Maloney .... boom operator
Carey Milbradt .... foley editor
Carey Milbradt .... foley mixer
Mark Ormandy .... additional audio
Monique Reymond .... foley artist
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... supervising sound editor
Christopher Sposa .... sound utility
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Ed White .... sound mixer
David Williams .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Charles Cooley .... special effects technician
J.D. Streett .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Victor DiMichina .... visual effects coordinator
David Emerson .... optical and digital line-up
Alfredo Ramirez .... digital compositor
Stanton Barrett .... stunts
Josh Kemble .... stunt performer
Larry Nicholas .... stunt coordinator
J.P. Romano .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Alejandro J. Castillo .... lighting technician
Trey Clinesmith .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Egor Davidoff .... second assistant camera
Daryl Didier .... electrician
Ray Garcia .... key grip
Jeffrey M. Hall .... gaffer
Jerry L. Marshall .... grip
George Papuashvili .... bts camera
T. Daniel Scaringi .... best boy grip
Christian Sebaldt .... director of photography: additional photography
Stephen J. Ullman .... camera operator
Casting Department
Sherry Aude .... background casting
Erica Berger .... casting intern
Dana Gergely .... casting assistant
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Niner Parikh .... casting associate
Kathryn Taylor .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Myles Davis .... costume supervisor
Jordanna Fineberg .... assistant costume designer
Anthony Franco .... costume supervisor
Terri Middleton .... costumer
Marta Villalobos .... wardrobe assistant
Elaine McGhee .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Teresa Garber .... post-production executive
Mato .... color timer
George Papuashvili .... editor: video
Anna Solorio-Catalano .... assistant editor
Dennis Thorlaksen .... assistant editor
Music Department
David Campbell .... arranger, orchestrator, conductor
Hilary Duff .... music crew
Salome Gasviani .... songs
Paul Hepker .... music arranger: vocals
Jessica Huebner .... technical advisor: musical instruments
Jeff Lingle .... music editor
Massimo Ruberto .... music supervisor
Michael T. Ryan .... supervising music editor
H. Scott Salinas .... composer: additional score
Kip Smedley .... music engineer
Marissa Steingold .... featured vocalist
Marissa Steingold .... vocalist
Michael Stern .... scoring mixer
Jose Cancela .... musician (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Rod Bearden .... transportation coordinator
Bill C. Dawson .... driver
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Matthew Talamantes .... driver
Harold L. Woods .... driver generator operator
Other crew
Carlos A. Aragon .... assistant location manager
Laura Breakey .... production assistant
Curtis Collins .... location manager
André Devantier .... caterer
Joe Dornich .... set production assistant
Lee Ebersole .... set production assistant
Melinda Garrett .... development intern
Kristin Gomez .... second assistant accountant
AnaMarie C. Gonzaga .... production accountant
Bruce Gray .... sculpture art provided by
Shannon Hamed .... production coordinator
Derek Hurd .... key craft service
Amanda Ladd Jones .... payroll accountant (as Amanda Ladd)
Natalie Kavanagh .... intern production assistant
Josh Kuhn .... key craft service
Michael Marcus .... production assistant
Tyler Mitchell .... production executive
David Nico .... assistant production coordinator
John M. Pisani .... unit publicist
Christy Powers .... on-set nurse/medic
Caroline A. Raufi .... legal services
Matt Rawls .... set production assistant
Nick Risher .... production assistant
Troy Rowland .... dialect coach: Ms. Duff
Nick Rufca .... production secretary (as Nicholas Rufca)
Pavel Sterba .... key assistant location manager
Andrea Terrill .... stand-in
Mark Van Horne .... laboratory contact
Catherine Petra Villalobos .... production assistant
LouAnn Wu .... set production assistant
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Danielle Bryce .... production assistant (uncredited)
Massimo Ruberto .... thanks

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Rated PG for thematic elements and language
USA:103 min | Argentina:103 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Director Cameo: [Sean McNamara]Plays the doctor that examines Terri.See more »
Continuity: At the end of the movie when everyone is singing alone to Terri's song, Sloan is directly behind Terri's dad, but in subsequent shots they swap places several times.See more »
[first lines]
Mr. Holcomb:Have a very pleasant Summer everyone. Miss Fletcher, rehearsal tomorrow at four.
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20 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A little formulaic, but still provides 'that peaceful loving feelin', 8 June 2005
Author: H. Martin (~AleXa~) from Everman, TX, United States

Hilary Duff stars as Terri Fletcher, a 16-year-old anxious to explore her musical talent at a performing arts academy in L.A. for the summer. After a little persuasion, she makes it there, and the movie is more or less about her exploits therein.

The film starts well; the Three Days Grace concert helps set the musical tone for the movie. That was an unexpected surprise, although I suppose I'm partially biased since I like the band.

A beautiful performance by Hilary Duff. I am more and more impressed with her with every movie I see her in. She brought me to tears twice in the first twenty minutes of the movie. I was impressed by the colorful array of teens at the school, even if they were chosen primarily to make it believable that they're in L.A. I appreciated that none of the teens were written to fulfill any particular stereotype and all seemed like real people, for stereotypes are a sore spot for me, as my teen years were not all that long ago.

I loved the scenes with Denise playing the violin; again, very refreshing and stylistic. John Corbett turns in a innovative performance as a progressive music teacher, breathing a little more life into the film.

The direction really helps to further the movie along, as it is pretty anti-climatic. The 'unwanted kiss' was a bit predictable, however an element of predictability is generally assumed in movies of this persuasion. The make-out scene was completely unnecessary and should've been cut.

And it should be noted that the film is more or less like a Crossroads (2000) for a slightly younger generation, but despite that, it still maintains its own life.

I absolutely love the last song in the film—that was the perfect song for the theme of the movie. And I don't care what anyone says, Hilary Duff is a true performer, even if she isn't that great of a singer. She just always has this glow about her, and no matter how I feel, seeing her perform always makes me smile, and that's something to be commended.

VERDICT: Very enjoyable musical film despite its predictability. Recommended to anyone with kids, who's young at heart, who likes Hilary Duff, or just needs a good smile, but be forewarned—you might get a little teary-eyed before that smile reaches your lips.

6.5 out of 10.0

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