MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,530 this week

Talk to Me (2007)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 7,974 users   Metascore: 69/100
Reviews: 57 user | 112 critic | 33 from Metacritic.com

The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 02 May 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 26 Oct 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 Sep 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 07 Oct 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 28 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Talk to Me" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Talk to Me (2007)

Talk to Me (2007) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Talk to Me.
8 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Talk to Me (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An idealistic talk show producer clashes with her ratings obsessed boss on a story involving a young prostitute.

Director: Graeme Campbell
Stars: Yasmine Bleeth, Veronica Hamel, Peter Scolari
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive female patients. One night... See full summary »

Director: Kasi Lemmons
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good
Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A cave-dwelling man sets out to track down the killer of a homeless boy and bring him to justice.

Director: Kasi Lemmons
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Colm Feore, Ann Magnuson
Endgame I (2009)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A story based on the covert discussions that brought down the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

Director: Pete Travis
Stars: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller
Redbelt (2008)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.

Director: David Mamet
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Emily Mortimer
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.

Director: Kasi Lemmons
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson
Slow Burn (2005)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A district attorney is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney and a cryptic stranger.

Director: Wayne Beach
Stars: Ray Liotta, Jolene Blalock, LL Cool J
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young music journalist's dark memories are awakened when he goes to interview a female rock singer, and both are forced to confront troubling secrets from their pasts.

Director: Allison Anders
Stars: Kim Dickens, Gabriel Mann, Aria Alpert
Traitor (2008)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Stars: Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Archie Panjabi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Having left Brixton and become a successful business woman, Tiki returns to catch up on her old flame, Soweto. He appears to have wasted his life away, living in a squat. The two people and... See full summary »

Director: Jann Turner
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Darvina Plante, Paulette P. Williams
Agaat (2014)
Drama

The story of Apartheid is told, from beginning to end, through the eyes of a black maid who slowly takes over the running of her adopted white parents/employers farm.

Director: Kasi Lemmons
Talk to Me (TV Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mitch, a promiscuous late-night London radio DJ, falls for his best friend's fiancée.

Stars: Max Beesley, Joseph Millson, Angel Coulby
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Bruce McFee ...
Prison Sign-In Guard
...
...
Adam Gaudreau ...
Escorting Guard
...
...
...
...
Program Director
Sean MacMahon ...
Richard Chevolleau ...
...
...
Guard Captain (as Todd William Schroeder)
...
Sunny Jim Kelsey (as Vondie Curtis Hall)
Edit

Storyline

The true life story of Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene Jr. In the mid-to-late 1960s, in Washington, D.C., vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness were combining to unique and powerful effect. It was the place and time for Petey to fully express himself - sometimes to outrageous effect - and "tell it like it is." With the support of his irrepressible and tempestuous girlfriend Vernell, the newly minted ex-con talks his way into an on-air radio gig. He forges a friendship and a partnership with fellow prison inmate Milo's brother Dewey Hughes. From the first wild morning on the air, Petey relies on the more straight-laced Dewey to run interference at WOL-AM, where Dewey is the program director. At the station, Petey becomes an iconic radio personality, surpassing even the established popularity of his fellow disc jockeys, Nighthawk and Sunny Jim. Combining biting humor with social commentary, Petey openly courts controversy for station owner E.G. Sonderling. Petey was ... Written by Focus Features

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Never underestimate a man with something to say. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Petey Greene's Washington  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$402,000 (USA) (13 July 2007)

Gross:

$4,472,823 (USA) (21 September 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Terrence Howard was briefly attached to star as Petey Greene. He recommended Taraji P. Henson for the part of Vernell while the two were filming Hustle & Flow (2005). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Petey and Dewey lock themselves in the DJ booth, Greene puts on an LP featuring Les McCann and Eddie Harris' song "Compared to What". The album the song appears on, 'Swiss Movement', wasn't released until 1969, though the scene predates Martin Luther King's assassination in April 1968. Another circa-1968 montage, set to Sly & the Family Stone's "I Want to Take You Higher", is set to a song released in 1969. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Petey Greene: Wake up, goddammit!
See more »

Connections

References In the Heat of the Night (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
Written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Jerry Ross
Performed by Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This Movie Talked to Me
13 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As Ralph Waldo Petey Greene Jr., who became a one-man inner-city media explosion in Washington, D.C., starting in the late '60s, Don Cheadle is superb. Petey doesn't just say that word — he means it. He wins over Dewey Hughes (Chiwetel Ejiofor), the slick, smart program director who is revealed to be a lot less of an stiff than he appears. Directed by Kasi Lemmons , Talk to Me digs into the relationship between Petey and Dewey, whose love/hate relationship is fascinating to watch. The two actors are marvelous. As crazy as he looks in those suits, Cheadle's never looks anything but cool. The rest of the cast is solid, but they mostly stay out of the way of the leads.


23 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite/Funniest Line jynqb28
Howard Stern did this already. blaketothefuture
He WON'T get the Oscsar!!! muhammed_3
Cheadle´s 2008 Oscar Arietro
Can't See this Film creolecuban30
Filming in TO. canadian_girl3000
Discuss Talk to Me (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?