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If You Could See What I Hear (1982)

A light comedy/love story based on the life of blind musician Tom Sullivan.

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Sarah Torgov ...
Patti Steffen
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Heather Johnson (as Shari Belafonte Harper)
Douglas Campbell ...
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Barbara Gordon ...
Sharon Lewis ...
Helga
Lynda Mason Green ...
Sharon
Tony Van Bridge ...
Dr. Roger Wells
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Dean Franklin
David Gardner ...
Jack Steffen
Gary Reineke ...
Phil Lucas
Bob Warner ...
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Storyline

Tom Sullivan is in many ways a typical student attending a Boston area college, he, showing his immaturity, partaking in, often leading, mainly harmless student hijinks with his pipe smoking friend, Will Sly. He funnels many of his energies into his music as a singer/pianist. Tom also happens to be blind, which he's been since a newborn due to being provided too much oxygen while in an incubator. Tom is independently minded, and wants to be treated just like any sighted person. Like most men his age, he is also in the pursuit of the opposite sex, in the process of which he finds that he falls in love easily. Through all these activities, Tom is affected by real life including the temporariness of college life, some not being able to get over their own prejudices of being sighted in their dealings with him, and coming to the realization that there are some things more difficult to do in life when one is blind. Written by Huggo

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The true story of a born winner!


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23 April 1982 (USA)  »

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Budget:

CAD 5,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,408,000, 25 April 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,693,512
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Trivia

Tom Sullivan is heard to yell the identical recorded line "Hello? Can anybody hear me?" twice: once during the skydiving scene, and once during the swimming pool scene. See more »

Goofs

During the skydiving incident, Tom's friend takes off in a jeep on natural ground, but we hear the tires squeal as though he's on pavement. See more »

Quotes

Will Sly: He was saving his money to buy a braille bible, but instead he insisted on buying you these!
[Will presents Mrs. Ruxton a handful of red roses]
Mrs. Ruxton: [stunned] Oh, my! The O'Brien Red! Oh, but these are so expensive! You shouldn't have. Oh! I have a precious few of these in me own rose garden, you know...
[Mrs. Ruxton has just realized that Will took the roses from her garden]
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Stinkers of 1982 (1983) See more »

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Something Else Again
Written by Chris De Burgh
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One Of The Best.
19 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

I am and older person and have seen many movies in my life. I believe this is one of the best of the best. Both funny and sad at the same time. The cast in it's entirety carry this movie to a delightful ending From what I understand a true story of a remarkable living person. I was able to order a DVD of this movie. It cost a pretty penny, But to this old goat, its worth every penny of it. No,I don't sell them.But I can tell you where to get them. I have really said all I can say about this film but due to minimum limits on here I must ramble on for a while so I can get ten lines of text. I am not one of the so called movie critics they get on here can indeed say a lot of nothing about an other wise great film. Respectfully

Howard


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