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Locked in Silence (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  9 May 1999 (USA)
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A story of a young boy who becomes an elective mute after witnessing what he believes to be the killing by his older brother of a teenage boy. The young boy's brother then tells him not to ... See full summary »

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Lydia
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Jim
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Dr. Rosenstock
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Stephen
Bill Switzer ...
John
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Jamie
Helen Hughes ...
Grandma
Ron White ...
Sheriff Haynes
Rebecca Johnson ...
Beth Ann
Cody Jones ...
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Kyle Fairlie ...
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Kenner Ames ...
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Ron Gabriel ...
Dr. Kerry
Dorothy Gordon ...
Miss Catalain
Don Allison ...
Mr. Samuels
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A story of a young boy who becomes an elective mute after witnessing what he believes to be the killing by his older brother of a teenage boy. The young boy's brother then tells him not to say anything because of the trouble it would cause in the family... so he doesn't say anything again. The problem is that the young boy so enjoys his acceptance by others of his mutism that it brings his family, a loving and caring farm family, to the brink of financial ruin in medical and psychological costs to cure him. Based on a true story, this is the intelligent telling of a family in crisis, and the work of doctors in dealing with this mental illness. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Sometimes saying nothing can change everything.

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Stephen: [touches his mother's face, finally speaks] M-mom? I always l-loved you. Always.
[Lydia and Stephen hug each other]
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Locked In Silence
24 March 2006 | by (Washington) – See all my reviews

The story is unique enough to warrant making a movie. However, this movie moved way too slow to hold a viewer's attention for very long. I wish this movie had been better because the story line is a very compelling one. Children respond to tragic events in many different ways. This movie does show that. This movie was frustrating because of the slow moving story. I watched it to the end because I really wanted to learn what happened. I won't sit through it again though. A good movie producer could make this story into a very riveting movie. Maybe there is a book on this true story. If there is,I highly suggest reading it. This story deserves to be told well.


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