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Silent Tongue (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Western | 27 January 1995 (UK)
Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't burn her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with him.

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Sheila Tousey ...
Awbonnie / Ghost
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Straight Man
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Silent Tongue
Tommy Thompson ...
Medicine Show Band Performer
Jack Herrick ...
Medicine Show Band Performer
Bland Simpson ...
Medicine Show Band Performer
Clay Buckner ...
Medicine Show Band Performer
Chris Frank ...
Medicine Show Band Performer
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It's 1873, Indian Territory. Talbot Roe is going mad with grief over losing his Indian wife, Awbonnie. In an effort to save him, his father, Prescott Roe, seeks to purchase the dead wife's sister, Velada, from the same traveling carnival he acquired Awbonnie. The girls' father, carnival master Eamon McCree, is willing to do business, but her step-brother, Reeves, protests, putting an end to the negotiation. Desperate, Prescott kidnaps Velada and promises her the means to be rid of her father in return for comforting Talbot out of his obsession. In Talbot's madness, he guards his wife's corpse, preventing her from passing to the beyond. As a result, Awbonnie's ghost begins haunting and cursing everyone involved in the transaction of selling her as a wife. Meanwhile, Reeves and Eamon search the prairie for Velada. Drunken Eamon several times wants to turn back and leave his daughter to her own devices, but Reeves refuses. At the site of a hunting party of Indians, Eamon panics and loses... Written by Shoomado

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Justice can never be silenced.

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Drama | Horror | Western

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Rated PG-13 for ghostly terror and some violence | See all certifications »

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27 January 1995 (UK)  »

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Ghost Rider - Indian Magic  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$18,227, 27 February 1994, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$61,274
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Although filmed in the spring of 1992, the movie did not have a theatrical release until 1994. See more »

Quotes

Prescott Roe: He just stands over her corpse like a lost soul, watchin, speakin' tongues, guarding, as though she were still in the world.
Eamon McCree: Well, he'll soon get over that business. You know how the heart goes. Give him time. After all, 'twas only his first wife.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1994 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Acrobat's Song
Music and Lyrics by Tommy Thompson and Jack Herrick
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Good film, but not for everyone.
13 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a well written movie with fantastic performances by basically the whole cast. Is it a little boring? YES... but it is still a strong film. May not be for those who like a lot of action, or like things to make sense all the time. It's an aquired taste, and is not a good party movie, but I will always respect it as a very good film.


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