Talk to Me | 2007

Drama, Period
Follows the life of African American ex-convict Petey Greene, who became a radio and television talk show success, but couldn't overcome his alcohol addiction.

Cast

... Ralph Waldo "Petey" Green

Actor

... Dewey Hughes

Actor

... Vernell Watson

Actor

... "Nighthawk" Bob Terry

Actor

... Milo Hughes

Actor

... E.G. Sonderling

Actor

... Sunny Jim Kelsey

Actor

... Prison Sign-In Guard

Actor

... Warden Cecil Smithers

Actor

... Escorting Guard

Actor

... Program Director

Actor

... Ronnie Simmons

Actor

Company

Production Company

En Route Catering

Production Company

Entertainment Clearances, Inc.

Production Company

Production Company

Helie Film Support Services

Production Company

Synopsis

In the mid-to-late 1960s, in Washington, D.C., vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness were combining to unique and powerful effect. It was the place and time for Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene Jr. to fully express himself--sometimes to outrageous effect--and "tell it like it is." With the support of his irrepressible and tempestuous girlfriend Vernell Watson, the newly minted ex-con talks his way into an on-air radio gig. He forges a friendship and a partnership with fellow prison inmate Milo's brother Dewey Hughes. From the first wild morning on the air, Petey relies on the more straight-laced Dewey to run interference at WOL-AM, where Dewey is the program director. At the station, Petey becomes an iconic radio personality, surpassing even the established popularity of his fellow disc jockeys, Nighthawk and Sunny Jim. Combining biting humor with social commentary, Petey openly courts controversy for station owner E.G. Sonderling. Petey was determined to make not just himself but his community heard during an exciting and turbulent period in American history. As Petey's voice, humor, and spirit surge across the airwaves with the vitality of the era, listeners tune in to hear not only incredible music but also a man speaking directly to them about race and power in America like few people ever have. Through the years, Petey's "the truth just is" style--on- and off-air--would redefine both Petey and Dewey, and empower each to become the man he would most like to be.

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