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When I Stutter (2017)

A documentary that reveals the profound emotional impact that stuttering has had on a diverse group of individuals.


John Gomez
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gail Wilson Lew Gail Wilson Lew ... Herself
Richard Alvarado Richard Alvarado ... Himself
Jason Peterson Jason Peterson ... Himself
Devin Billingsley Devin Billingsley ... Himself
Kevin Trang Kevin Trang ... Himself
Luis Espinoza Luis Espinoza ... Young Richard
Michael Retzinger Michael Retzinger ... Himself
Scott Palasik Scott Palasik ... Himself
Jenny Striplin Jenny Striplin ... Herself
Kevin Eldridge Kevin Eldridge ... Himself
Barry Guitar Barry Guitar ... Himself
Josué M. Marcus Josué M. Marcus ... Himself
Steve Mereu Steve Mereu ... Himself
Rigoberto Garcia Rigoberto Garcia ... Himself
Charlee Ear Charlee Ear ... Himself


WHEN I STUTTER is a documentary that reveals the humanity that exists within an often mysterious malady. Over the course of 4.5 years, 19 people shared stories about how stuttering has impacted their lives. These stories run the gamut of human emotion - Some are dark, some are funny and others are triumphant. Additionally, there are "educational vignettes" interspersed throughout the documentary that help illuminate some of the mysteries and questions that surround stuttering. A vital storyline in this film follows a young man on his journey through stuttering therapy. The relationship that he forms with the speech pathologist and the progress that he makes is truly heartwarming. It demonstrates the wonder and beauty that can occur when one meets the right person at the right stage in life. Written by John Gomez

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stutter | stuttering | See All (2) »


From the depths of hopelessness to the heights of redemption, these stories will change how you view stuttering...





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Release Date:

2 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$50,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Keen Eye Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


An inside joke for this production is "can you guess how many guitars are in this film?" Of course, the answer depends on what and, more importantly, who you are counting. See more »

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Amazing, honest documentary
4 January 2019 | by fawnfSee all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing this film at the Kansas International Film Festival and voting for it as best documentary. It an inspirational and honest and compassionate look at a segment of the population that is often overlooked. I also had the pleasure of meeting the director and a member of the cast. This film is an amazing teaching tool and taught me much about a topic that I knew very little about. I would highly recommend this film.

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