Talk to Me Poster

Release Date: July 13th, 2007

DVD Release Date: October 30th, 2007

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: Docudrama, Biography

Production Co: Mark Gordon Productions, Pelagius Films, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

Distributors: Focus Features

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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