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Talk to Me

R| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
Outspoken ex-convict Ralph "Petey" Greene (Don Cheadle) talks his way onto the air at a white-owned radio station in 1960s Washington, D.C. Fueled by the new music and social upheaval of the times, he courts controversy while becoming the voice of the black movement.

Cast: Don Cheadle , Chiwetel Ejiofor , Taraji P. Henson , Martin Sheen , Cedric the Entertainer , Peter MacNeill , Richard Chevolleau , Martin Randez

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Genres: Biography, Docudrama

Distributor: Focus Features

Talk to Me (2007)

Release Date: July 13th, 2007|1 hr. 58 min.

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fan reviews ( 22 )
  • For a movie that celebrates the power of speech, Talk to Me is oddly tongue tied. Its dialogue, equal parts uptight honky and jumping jive seems, particularly in the early stretches, to have been generated by a computer. show more

  • As Greene, Don Cheadle - explosive because you've never before seen this model of actorly restraint - is a one-man fireworks show in Talk to Me, Kasi Lemmons' rollicking, resonant portrait of the real-life ex-con who improbably became a civic icon. show more

  • While Cheadle's fearlessly robust performance absolutely galvanizes Talk to Me, it's not the only thing that makes Kasi Lemmons' third feature such a pleasure to take in. show more

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  • May 22, 2008 eeejjjccc
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    Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson and Martin Sheen were extraordinary in this movie. I laughed, cried and was simply amazed at the history of the radio station and the educational aspects of this awesome movie. Don Cheadle can invade my movie theatre any day with movies like this one. The best thing is that everyone who was fortunate enough to see it said they LOVED it and would see it two or three more times...I was one of those people. The most unfortunate thing was that I took my 14 year old a week later to see the movie (my second time) and was surprised to find out that it was no longer playing in Columbus, Ohio. After only one week running. I don't get it....WHY? Why give such a good and educational movie such a short run. The movie Managers missed it on this one...I hope you bring it back before it goes to DVD...I give this movie 5 Stars!

  • May 22, 2008 GLORIA
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    One of the best this year. Oscar award should go to Don Cheadle.This movie is playing only in one theater in Palm Beach County and one in Broward County in Fla.WHY????????????????

  • May 22, 2008 lmcclain6
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    This movie was great, it did exactly what it set out to do-make me laugh and cry, think and re-think but most of all remember why I love the men that I love (Dr.King, Ali, James Brown, John and Bobby Kennedy) so much form the erra in which I grew up. I am so glad that I got a chance to meet Mr. Peetey Green-You Go Boy and Don YOU GO and GET YOUR AWARD.Loved this movie and it's actors 5 stars..

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