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Voices (1979 film)

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Director  Robert Markowitz
Writer  John Herzfeld
Language  English
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Music, Romance
Distributor  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Country  United States
Michael Ontkean smiling while hugging Amy Irving in the theatrical release poster of the 1979 film, Voices

Release date  March 14, 1979
Cast  Michael Ontkean (Drew Rothman), Amy Irving (Rosemarie Lemon), Alex Rocco (Frank Rothman), Barry Miller (Raymond Rothman), Herbert Berghof (Nathan Rothman), Viveca Lindfors (Mrs. Lemon)
Genres  Music, Drama, Romance Film
Similar movies  Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, August Rush, Back to the Future, Don’t Look Back, Ricki and the Flash, Love Actually
Tagline  A love story beyond words.

voices a tribute to the 1979 film starring michael ontkean amy irving

Voices is a 1979 film directed by Robert Markowitz. It stars Michael Ontkean and Amy Irving, and featured a score by songwriter Jimmy Webb.


Michael Ontkean smiling while hugging Amy Irving in the poster of the 1979 film, Voices

Rosemarie Lemon (Amy Irving) is a young deaf woman and teacher of deaf children whose dream of becoming a dancer is not supported by her mother (Viveca Lindfors). Drew Rothman (Michael Ontkean) is a truck driver working for the family business whose ambition to become a singer is ridiculed by his brother (Barry Miller) and father (Alex Rocco), who all live with the grandfather (Herbert Berghof) in an apartment in Hoboken, New Jersey. Drew becomes fascinated with Rosemarie after first seeing her in a train station. After tracking her down, he soon learns about her hearing impairment, but becomes fascinated with how she navigates life with the inability to hear, especially since music is Drew’s true passion. When Rosemarie and Drew start seeing each other, their relationship is strengthened by their ambitions and the need for support that they share. Despite initial criticism and commentary from Rosemarie's mother and Drew's father and brother, the couple manages to learn more about each other's world and become closer. In the end, they give each the love and confidence to succeed in achieving their dreams.,,

Amy Irving smiling while looking at Michael Ontkean in a scene from the 1979 film, Voices

Deaf actress Linda Bove auditioned for the role of Rosemarie Lemon, but was turned down.

Michael Ontkean talking to Amy Irving in a scene from the 1979 film, Voices


Michael Ontkean smiling while hugging Amy Irving in the poster of the 1979 film, Voices

  • Michael Ontkean as Drew Rothman
  • Amy Irving as Rosemarie Lemon
  • Alex Rocco as Frank Rothman
  • Herbert Berghof as Nathan Rothman
  • Barry Miller as Raymond Rothman
  • Allan Rich as Montrose Meier
  • Viveca Lindfors as Mrs. Lemon
  • A movie based on the life of Susan Davidoff, Miss Deaf America 1976.


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