Voices (1979 film)

Voices is a 1979 film directed by Robert Markowitz and starring Michael Ontkean and Amy Irving.[2] It features a score by songwriter Jimmy Webb.

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byRobert Markowitz
Produced byJoe Wizan
Written byJohn Herzfeld
StarringMichael Ontkean
Amy Irving
Alex Rocco
Music byJimmy Webb
CinematographyAlan Metzger
Edited byDanford B. Greene
Distributed byUnited Artists (United States/Canada)
Cinema International Corporation (International)
Release date
March 14, 1979
Running time
106 mins.
CountryUnited States
Box office$1 million (US rentals)[1]


Rosemarie Lemon 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 is a truck driver working for the family business whose ambition to become a singer is ridiculed by his brother and father, who all live with the grandfather 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.[3][4][5]


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