A pschologist tries hard to get through to kid who can talk - but won't.

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Doctor Winslow
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Harsh Nayyar ...
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Stephen Pearlman ...
Dr. Rosenthal
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Marlys Mengies
Karen Shallo ...
Jean Gabrielson
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Doctor Jeff Tomlinson
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A psychologist (Marsha Mason) works with a traumatized boy (Kiefer Sutherland) with elective mutism - the patient chooses not to talk because of his trauma. Eventually the boy starts to open up to reveal his sordid story. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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11 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Atrapado en el silencio  »

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His Best film yet!!!
15 March 2002 | by (Madras Oregon) – See all my reviews

I love this movie and would recommend this movie. Everytime I see it I cry. It will touch your heart. Keifer Sutherland did a great acting job. I would love to see him in more of these kinds of films.


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