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John Travolta stars as a hip music teacher in this old-fashioned pseudo-musical set in 1955, the dawn of the rock n' roll era. Travolta is Jack Cabe, a musician on the run in Texas for murdering a man during a recording session. Attempting to elude the law, Jack takes refuge at the Benedict School for Boys, where he is hired as a music instructor by school director Eugene Benedict (Richard Jordan). At the school, he sets teen rebel Jesse Tucker (James Walters) straight by introducing him to the new music called rock n' roll. But Jack doesn't just stop there, and soon all the youngsters are snapping their fingers to the devil's music instead of keeping time to John Philip Sousa. This steers Jack on a collision course with Eugene, who doesn't appreciate the rhythm and the blues of rock n' roll. As if that weren't enough, Jesse has taken it into his head to seduce Sara (Heather Graham), Eugene's beautiful daughter. Meanwhile, Jack has problems of his own. With the law closing in on him, he is ready to take it on the lam to another state. But the big school concert is coming up and he doesn't want to let his students down. Should he stay to play the gig and risk arrest, or elude the law and take off down the road to freedom? ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:October 4, 1991


John Travolta
as Jack Cabe
Heather Graham
as Sara Benedict
Richard Jordan
as Eugene Benedict
Linda Fiorentino
as Molly
Scott Coffey
as Bradley
Glenn Quinn
as Alan
Michael Bacall
as Big Boy
Sam Hennings
as Travis Parker
Tera Hendrickson
as Featured
Danielle von Zerneck
as Toby
Pamela Bellamy-Franklin
as Orphanage Cook
Chris Blasman
as Orphan
Jeremy Kent Jackson
as Young Bell Ringer
Renee Tenison
as Girl in Bar
Julie Ariola
as Girl's Home Director
Redmond Gleeson
as Minister
Gwyneth Paltrow
as Rebecca
Michelle Johnston
as Loretta
James Avery
as Midnight Rider
Nancy Nayor
Jerry Tullos
as Bandstand MC
Patrik Baldauff
as Mr. Hawkins
Kristina Simonds
as Rachel


Jeffery Hornaday
Robert Simonds
Lindsley Parsons, Jr.
Joe Gayton
Robert Brinkmann
Randy Edelman
Composer (Music Score)
Seth Flaum
Eduardo Castro
Costume Designer
Michelle Johnston