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Hear No Evil (1993)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  26 March 1993 (USA)
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Jillian Shanahan, a deaf woman, becomes the target of a ruthless and corrupt cop. The cop is looking for a stolen coin, which he plans to keep for himself. A journalist briefly acquires the... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jillian Shanahan
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Ben Kendall
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Lt. Brock
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Mickey O'Malley
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Grace
Greg Wayne Elam ...
Cooper (as Greg Elam)
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Wiley
Marge Redmond ...
Mrs. Kendall
Billie Worley ...
Tim Washington
George Rankins ...
Roscoe
Karen Trumbo ...
Nadine Brock
Candice Kingrey ...
Police Interpreter
Mary Marsh ...
Mrs. Paley
Ron Graybeal ...
Porsche Driver
Bill Pugin ...
Doctor
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Jillian Shanahan, a deaf woman, becomes the target of a ruthless and corrupt cop. The cop is looking for a stolen coin, which he plans to keep for himself. A journalist briefly acquires the coin and hides it in Jillian's appartment, then his car explodes, now the cop is after her. Written by Rob Hartill

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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26 March 1993 (USA)  »

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kind of a deaf Wait Until Dark
7 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wondered if this was a TV movie where it was filmed with spiced-up language and nudity for the European market. It comes off like a Lifetime TV movie pre-Lifetime.

Marlee Matlin, Martin Sheen, D.B. Sweeney, and John C. McGinley star in "Hear No Evil," a 1993 film. After a museum robbery during which a rare coin owned by Alexander the Great is stolen, a journalist (McGinley) is close to a huge story and expose about the robbery; a corrupt police officer (Sheen) believes he has the coin and begins to terrorize him and everyone around him, including the journalist's best friend (Sweeney) and a young deaf woman (Matlin).

This movie quickly descended down the path of a screamathon, with Matlin and Sweeney in all kinds of danger from various people.

The talent involved was on a much higher level than the script, which was derivative with a love story that wasn't particularly believable, since we didn't know the characters well and they knew each other less.

I give Marlee Matlin a huge amount of credit. Though this film isn't an indication of it, she's found her way into mainstream work despite her deafness, even appearing on Dancing with the Stars. A remarkable woman who deserved much better than this material.


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