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Voices (1979)

A young man meets a deaf teacher and finds she is a great dancer. He encourages her to follow her dream of becoming a professional dancer.

Director:

Robert Markowitz

Writer:

John Herzfeld
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Ontkean ... Drew Rothman
Amy Irving ... Rosemarie Lemon
Alex Rocco ... Frank Rothman
Barry Miller ... Raymond Rothman
Herbert Berghof Herbert Berghof ... Nathan Rothman
Viveca Lindfors ... Mrs. Lemon
Allan Rich ... Montrose Meier
Joseph Cali ... Pinky
Rik Colitti Rik Colitti ... String
Jean Ehrlich Jean Ehrlich ... Snowflake
Thurman Scott Thurman Scott ... Patterson
Melonie Mazman Hayden Melonie Mazman Hayden ... Debbie (as Melonie Mazman)
Arva Holt Arva Holt ... Helen
Hubert Kelly Hubert Kelly ... Drummer
Rory Anthony Rory Anthony ... Bass Guitarist
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A young man meets a deaf teacher and finds she is a great dancer. He encourages her to follow her dream of becoming a professional dancer.

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Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voices See more »

Filming Locations:

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,040, 18 March 1979

Gross USA:

$2,631,244

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,631,244
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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On a Stage
by Burton Cummings
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Voices need no words
1 February 2011 | by wim-vorsterSee all my reviews

I saw this in 1979 and still remember some scenes vividly. Viveka Lindfors. What a 'fors' to be reckoned with! Alex Rocco superb. Michael Ontkean never better. And then Amy Irving. What an underrated underused actress. Such versatility and nuance. Loved her in Yentl. Adored her in this. Her dance sequences are unforgettable. Words are superfluous about a movie where one voice is the monotone of a deaf person, yet filled with so much light and shade and transition it leaves an indelible memory. Moreover, the subtle use of music adds to a general feel of compassion and insight. Both scriptwriter and director, as well as the photographer and composer deserve accolades. Nothing superfluous, nothing pretentious, simply damn good storytelling with great and touching performances.


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