Voices (1979)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Amy Irving plays a deaf woman whose ambition is to become a professional dancer in this drama. Rosemarie Lemon is unhappy with the support she is getting from her family for her dreams. She meets a sensitive truck driver, Drew Rothman (Michael Ontkean), and they become lovers. Rothman's family is full of hatred for the world and ridicules his dream of becoming a singer. Their common ambitions and need for support make their relationship stronger, as each pursues a dream. Director Robert Markowitz uses rock & roll songs to fill in the parts in the movie where Lemon's deafness is emphasized. The soundtrack includes tunes by Burton Cummings, Tom Petty, and Willie Nelson.

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aspiration, compromise, dance [art], deafness, dream, handicap, love, music, nightclub, rock-music, romance, songwriter, success, truckdriver, rock, voice [speaking]