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Writers (WGA):
Randall M. Badat (story) and
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Release Date:
26 March 1993 (USA) See more »
Jillian Shanahan, a deaf woman, becomes the target of a ruthless and corrupt cop. The cop is looking for a stolen coin... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marlee Matlin ... Jillian Shanahan

D.B. Sweeney ... Ben Kendall

Martin Sheen ... Lt. Brock

John C. McGinley ... Mickey O'Malley
Christina Carlisi ... Grace
Greg Wayne Elam ... Cooper (as Greg Elam)

Charley Lang ... 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
Pat Codekas ... Ms. Younger

Mary Ann Marino ... Museum Guard
Clay Luper ... FBI Cotton Candy Vendor
Joe Ivy ... FBI Agent #1
Rick Jones ... FBI Agent #2
Mahon Kelly ... Alex
Marvin LaRoy Sanders ... Grocery Checker
Kathy McCurdy ... Sign Language Instructor
Merrilee Dale ... Museum Guide
Alan Alexander III ... Dub Squad
James Daniels ... Dub Squad
Karen Searcy ... Dub Squad
Newell Briggs ... Dub Squad
Mary Sue Tobin ... Dub Squad
Brian Davis ... Dub Squad
Timothy Harper ... I-Zaya Acappella Band
Marlon Irving ... I-Zaya Acappella Band

Brian Sims ... I-Zaya Acappella Band
Craig Warren ... I-Zaya Acappella Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rodney Eastman ... Interviewed Kid (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Greenwald 
Writing credits
Randall M. Badat (story) (as R.M. Badat) and
Danny Rubin (story)

Randall M. Badat (screenplay) (as R.M. Badat) and
Kathleen Rowell (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Greenwald .... producer
David Matalon .... producer
David Streit .... executive producer
Original Music by
Graeme Revell 
Cinematography by
Steven Shaw 
Film Editing by
Éva Gárdos 
Casting by
Glenn Daniels 
Production Design by
Bernt Amadeus Capra  (as Bernt Capra)
Art Direction by
John Myhre 
Set Decoration by
Susan Mina Eschelbach 
Costume Design by
Fleur Thiemeyer 
Makeup Department
Jaqueline Bordeaux .... hair stylist
Bonita DeHaven .... makeup department head
Production Management
Philip K. Kleinbart .... executive in charge of production (as Philip Kleinbart)
David Streit .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aaron Barsky .... first assistant director
Gwyneth Horder-Payton .... assistant director
Timothy J. Lonsdale .... key second assistant director: reshoots
Barbara M. Ravis .... second assistant director (as Barbara Ravis)
Daniel M. Stillman .... second assistant director (as Danny Stillman)
David Womark .... first assistant director
Art Department
J.D. Alley .... illustrator
Colin Bardon .... carpenter
Sharleen Bright .... set artist
Lance Cheatham .... set dresser
Stephanie Emery .... assistant set decorator
Deborah Emmel .... set dresser
John K. Lankford Jr. .... swing gang
Madlyne Marcom .... on-set decorator (as Madelyne Marcom)
Michael McCombe .... head greensman
John Pearson-Denning .... property master
Marc Rosenblatt .... gang boss carpenter
Bobby Thomas .... set dresser
Jamie Upham .... construction foreman (as James Upham)
Mark Wieringa .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist
Adam Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter J. Lehman .... sound effects editor
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrushkha Mierzwa .... boom operator
Frank Smathers .... sound editor
Mark Ulano .... production sound mixer
Special Effects by
Rick Josephsen .... special effects
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunts (as Bruce Barbour)
Kenny Bates .... stunts (as Ken Bates)
Richard L. Blackwell .... stunts
Harold Burns .... stunt driver
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunt coordinator (as Greg Elam)
Kiante Elam .... stunts
Ousaun Elam .... stunts
Dick Hancock .... stunts
Paul M. Lane .... stunts
Jake Lombard .... stunts
Mary Ann Marino .... stunts
Bob Minor .... stunts
Tom Morga .... stunts
Bernie Pock .... stunts
Webster Whinery .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Dante Cardone .... gaffer
Curtis Failor .... additional electrician
Linda Field .... best boy electric
Wes Houle .... rigging gaffer
David R. Kohn .... lighting technician
Brent Lawson .... grip
Brian C. Lawson .... grip
Bruce Lawson .... key grip
Denny Mooradian .... gaffer
Mark Emery Moore .... camera operator
Richie Moore .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Rich B. Moore Jr.)
Merrick Morton .... still photographer
Don Mosley .... lighting technician (as Donald Ray Mosley)
Larry Nielsen .... second assistant camera
Alex Rad .... grip
Joseph Thomas .... assistant camera
Scott Walters .... electrician
Casting Department
Don Campeau .... casting associate
Yvonne Couture .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Gilbertson .... set costumer
Editorial Department
David Codron .... associate editor
Deborah Gavlak .... assistant editor
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Transportation Department
Chris Basso .... production van driver operator
D.J. Gardiner .... transportation coordinator
Chandler Vinar .... art driver
Other crew
Greg Bernstein .... legal services
Sara Burton .... location manager
Merrilee Dale .... assistant auditor
Diana Gunderson .... adr voice
Mary Ann Marino .... production coordinator
Kathy McCurdy .... assistant: Marlee Matlin
D.C. Rahe .... production assistant
Jacobus Rose .... production executive
Heidi Sturdevant .... script supervisor: second unit

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Also Known As:
"Danger Sign" - Europe (English title) (cable TV title)
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Rated R for violence and language
97 min
Color (Technicolor)
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kind of a deaf Wait Until Dark, 7 October 2014
Author: blanche-2 from United States

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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