The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant speaker with a troubled past.
As a young man, Pimentel (Ron Livingston) realized that he had a remarkable gift for speech. Pimentel's idol is College Bowl founder Dr. Padrow (Hector Elizondo), but when he meets the idol, the ambitious young speaker is informed by Padrow that no one will listen to him until he has lived a full life. In light of this, he is joining the military and preparing for service in Vietnam.
In hard fights, Pimentel loses most of his hearing and is left with permanent tinnitus. Then when others say he will never achieve his dreams because he is deaf, the veteran makes it his job to prove them wrong.
|Actors:||John Livingston, Ron Livingston, Melissa George, Michael Sheen, Yul Vazquez, Rebecca De Mornay, Hector Elizondo, Leslie Nielsen, Ridge Canipe, Paul Michael, Clint Jung|
|Producer:||Steven Sawalich, Brett Donowho|