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Silence of the Heart (1984)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  30 October 1984 (USA)
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Skip Lewis is a 16 year old, who's been through some stuff. Like he has been having academic problems, and a girl whom he has been pursuing has told him that she has no interest in him. He ... See full summary »

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Barbara Lewis
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Cindy Lewis
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Carl Lewis
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Skip Lewis
Silvana Gallardo ...
Alice Roberti
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Penny
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Andrea
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Ken
Ray Girardin ...
Harris
Jim Boyle ...
Public Worker
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Monica
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Rachel
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Basketball Player
Steve Alterman ...
Williams
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Jeff
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Skip Lewis is a 16 year old, who's been through some stuff. Like he has been having academic problems, and a girl whom he has been pursuing has told him that she has no interest in him. He tries to talk to his parents about this but can't, or thinks that they won't understand. So, he goes out and drives off a cliff. Now, his family's in denial saying that the whole thing was an accident. However, his best friend, Ken who was the last person he saw before, was told by Skip that he was considering killing himself and is feeling guilty that he didn't try to stop him. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Il silenzio nel cuore  »

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Wrenching telefilm about teen suicide
22 May 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Not many people watched the teen-suicide TV-movie "Surviving" in 1985, simply because they had already seen this one and felt the subject had been done appropriate justice (in fact, both films are excellent). This tentative effort is cautious but very sincere. It features down-to-earth suburban parents shocked over their son's self-inflicted death, hurt and confused in the aftermath while trying to deal with their mercurial daughter and the boy's troubled best friend (Charlie Sheen, doing solid work). It's heartfelt and well-acted, especially by Mariette Hartley as the mom (she's a crumbling tower of strength, and gives her lines such a realistic spin you may hear your own mother talking). Worth seeking out.


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