Talk to me
Washington, D.C., in the mid-to-late 1960s, vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness were combining to become a unique and powerful effect. It was the place and time for Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene, Jr. to fully express himself and "tell it like it is." With the suppo...
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|Series:||Focus Features spotlight series.
|Summary:||Washington, D.C., in the mid-to-late 1960s, vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness were combining to become a unique and powerful effect. It was the place and time for Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene, Jr. to fully express himself and "tell it like it is." With the support of his irrepressible and tempestuous girlfriend Vernell, the new ex-con talks his way into an on-air radio gig. He forges a friendship and a partnership with 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 quickly becomes an iconic radio personality. 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 this 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. Through the years, Petey's style, on- and off-air - would redefine both Petey and Dewey, and empower each to become the man he would most like to be.|
|Item Description:||Title from container.|
Special features: Deleted scenes; "Who is Petey Greene?" featurette; recreating P-Town.
|Physical Description:||1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Format:||DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, single-sided, DVD-9.|
|Audience:||MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language and some sexual content.|
|Production Credits:||Director of photography, Stéphane Fontaine ; editor, Terilyn A. Shropshire ; music, Terence Blanchard ; costume designer, Gersha Philips ; production designer, Warren Alan Young.|
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