James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her feelings change over time? Written by
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William Hurt and Marlee Matlin became romantically involved during the making of this film. Apparently, Matlin moved into Hurt's New York Central Park West apartment straight after filming wrapped. Later, according to Matlin in her autobiography, Hurt allegedly physically abused her during their relationship. See more »
The DVD back lists a main character as "John" Leeds, when the name should be "JAMES" Leeds. See more »
Hurt is excellent, Laurie and Bosco are outstanding, but Matlin gives one of the most amazing cinematic performances of all time. She is scintillating. The play is even more forceful with her gritty performance that it was with Phyllis Frielich on broadway. The direction makes up what it lacks in imagination with conviction and sincerity. I recommend it highly.
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