Three escaped convicts from prison take a group of deaf students hostage and hold them captive to keep the authorities at bay. FBI agent John Potter (James Garner) leads the FBIs hostage rescue team in their efforts to get the kids released without harm and also to capture the escapees. The children's teacher Melanie (Marlee Matlin), uses sign language to assist the agents in expediting surrender of the convicts. Written by
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Three escaped convicts. Seven young hostages. Once chance for survival.
11 January 1997 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Dead Silence - Flammen in der Stille
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?
Although filmed in Ontario, Canada and British Columbia, Canada, the story ostensibly takes place in or near a place called "Beaumont, New York," which is not a real town, city, or county in the State of New York. See more
When Ted gets into the disabled red van, the hood is closed. After it fails to start and he gets out of the van, the hood is open. See more
The F.B.I. and the Coast Guard were not involved in the production of and did not endorse or approve the making of this film, or any part of it. See more