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Listen To Me (1989)

Listen to Me (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 5 May 1989 (USA)
A group of college debaters learn about the world, friendships, love, dreams and family in this warm, endearing drama.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Cameron ... Tucker Muldowney
Jami Gertz ... Monica Tomanski
Roy Scheider ... Charlie Nichols
Amanda Peterson ... Donna Lumis
Tim Quill ... Garson McKellar
George Wyner ... Dean Schwimmer
Anthony Zerbe ... Senator McKellar
Christopher Atkins ... Bruce Arlington
Quinn Cummings ... Susan Hooper
Tim Dang ... Bobby Chin (as Timothy Dang)
Peter DeLuise ... Cameron Sweet (as Peter De Luise)
Jason Gould Jason Gould ... Hinkelstein
Jon Shear Jon Shear ... Braithwaite (as Jon Matthews)
Christopher Rydell ... Tom Lloynd
Tom Schanley ... Stewart Shields
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A group of college debaters learn about the world, friendships, love, dreams and family in this warm, endearing drama.

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It was the best time of their lives. A kid from Oklahoma. An immigrant's daughter. A senator's son. A society girl. And a college professor with a dream. They had one thing in common...the will to win. See more »

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Thomas Heinkel Miller, the Columbia Debate Official, teaches speech at UCLA and is head of the forensics department. His teaching style mirrors what is taught in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Donna Lumis: I have come here today, to urge you to bring back public hanging!
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Connections

Referenced in Growing Pains: Ben and Mike's Excellent Adventure (1989) See more »

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Happy Ever After
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Written by Julia Fordham
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Harmless, but inaccurate
31 July 1999 | by James-184See all my reviews

This film brings up the tail end of the 1980s "John Hughes-ish" movies about earnest teens and young adults. As a tail-ender, it's not as rewarding as The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, or even Some Kind of Wonderful. It's not a great movie, not even that good of a movie, but if you like its kinfolk, you may enjoy it.

One caution: its portrayal of college debate is utter fiction. Do not imagine for a moment that college debate resembles this film's view of it in the slightest.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Talking Back See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,789,759, 7 May 1989

Gross USA:

$4,299,023

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,299,023
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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