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What the Deaf Man Heard (1997)

PG 1997-11-23 (US) ComedyDrama 2h
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For twenty years, he lived in silence. Now his heart needs to speak the truth.


In 1945, a young boy arrives in a small Georgia town on a bus from which his mother was abducted and murdered. Alone he sits quietly and everyone becomes convinced that he is deaf and mute. Deciding that silence offers some power and protection, the boy decides to remain mute and just listens to all that is being said around him by people who think that he cannot hear.

  1. John Kent Harrison


  2. G.D. Gearino


  3. Robert W. Lenski


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    Sammy Ayers

  2. Claire Bloom

    Claire Bloom

    Mrs. Tynan

  3. Judith Ivey

    Judith Ivey


  4. James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones

    Archibald Thacker

  5. Jerry O'Connell

    Jerry O'Connell

    Reverend Perry Ray Pruitt

  6. Bernadette Peters

    Bernadette Peters

    Helen Ayers

  7. Tom Skerritt

    Tom Skerritt

    Norm Jenkins

  8. Anne Bobby

    Anne Bobby

    Tallasse Tynan

  9. Stephen Spinella

    Stephen Spinella


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Original Language English

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