• Talk to Me (2007)

Talk to Me

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

Keywords: Transformation, Girlfriend, Inspiring, 2000s, Engaging, Rise, Friendship, Brother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 88
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Talk to Me has a great subject and a great actor working in tandem, reminding audiences that once upon a time media personalities used to fight The Man, not be The Man. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Someone like Petey Greene made a difference and made a mark, and broadcasting is better because of his transparent honesty. He helped transform African-American stations more, probably, than their mostly white owners desired. And talk talents like Howard Stern, whether they know who he was, owe him something. show more

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