By Jeff Labrecque
January 17, 2012 at 05:45 PM EST
The Iron Giant: Everett Collection

In 1984, Lionel Richie made a music video for “Hello,” a tender/creepy tale about a teacher who stalks a blind art student. It’s become more troubling with every passing year.

Now, the song/video has been redeemed by a clever supercut that puts the song’s poetry in the mouths of some iconic movie characters. From Frank Drebin to Oskar Schindler, this is what the song was always meant to be. If this were “We are the World,” Morpheus nails the Springsteen role, no? Watch.

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Who I Was Then, by Lionel Richie