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Silent Fall (1994)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  28 October 1994 (USA)
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An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.



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An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case. Written by Keath <>

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A Savage Crime. A Silent Witness.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a murder scene | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Indian Summer  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)


$3,180,674 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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11 March 2002 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

This was an average, formulaic thriller about a team of psychiatrists trying to pry knowledge of a murder from a young, autistic boy's mind. The acting is good, with good performances by Dreyfuss, Hamilton, and Lithgow, but I felt it tended to stick to the average elements.

** 1/2 out of ****

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