If You Could See What I Hear

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"The true story of a born winner!"
  • PG
  • 1982
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 6.7  (918)

If You Could See What I Hear is a heartwarming drama film from 1982, directed by Eric Till and based on the life of Tom Sullivan, a blind musician and composer. The movie follows the journey of a young blind songwriter named Tom Sullivan, played by Marc Singer, who dreams of becoming a famous musician. Tom is seen as an outsider in his community and struggles to connect with others due to his blindness. His family constantly worries about him, fearing that his disability will hold him back in life. Despite these challenges, Tom never gives up on his dreams.

The story really takes off when Tom meets a young psychology student, played by Sarah Torgov, who is fascinated by his talent and eager to help him succeed. She soon becomes Tom's business partner and sets out to promote his talents. Together, they embark on a journey, promoting Tom's music through open mics, coffee shops, and eventually, the big stage.

As Tom's music career takes off, he falls in love with a woman named Sylvia, played by Belinda Montgomery. Sylvia is an actress who is initially hesitant to pursue a romantic relationship with Tom, but eventually, they fall deeply in love.

Along the way, Tom faces many challenges as he navigates the music industry and strives to become a successful songwriter. He grapples with his own self-doubt, as well as the discrimination and prejudice that he faces in the industry. Yet Tom perseveres, and as he continues to write music, his life changes in ways he never thought possible.

Throughout the movie, Tom's journey is underscored by a beautiful score of original music, composed by Barry Mann and performed by Tom Sullivan himself. The songs are intimate and emotional and perfectly capture Tom's inner struggles and emotions.

One of the most remarkable aspects of If You Could See What I Hear is the heart and soul of the performances. Marc Singer gives an exceptional portrayal of Tom Sullivan, truly embodying the character's determination and tenacity. R.H. Thomson delivers a solid performance as Tom's mentor and friend, and Sarah Torgov shines as the tenacious psychology student who helps Tom achieve his dreams.

Overall, If You Could See What I Hear is an inspirational story about never giving up on your dreams. It's a heartwarming tale that will leave you uplifted and inspired, proving that anything is possible when you believe in yourself. This is a must-watch for anyone who loves music, drama, and a good underdog story.

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    1 hr 43 min
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    6.7  (918)