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Dead Silent (1999)

| Thriller | 1999 (UK)
Young Amanda witnesses her parents' murder and is rendered mute. Her aunt Julia temporarily takes her in but soon discovers that her dead sister and brother-in-law may have held a secret ... See full summary »

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Young Amanda witnesses her parents' murder and is rendered mute. Her aunt Julia temporarily takes her in but soon discovers that her dead sister and brother-in-law may have held a secret life. Now she must risk everything as the killers are still hunting Amanda and the secret of her parents. Written by Anonymous

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Dakins: Don't scream. Don't even move. I know you have what your sister took from me. Give it to me or I will break into your house in the middle of the night and set the girl on fire. Do not think you can fool me. Your sister already made the same mistake.
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Pale paraphrase of "Wait Until Dark"
28 July 2000 | by (Geneva, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

The movie uses motifs that could be plagiarized from "Wait Until Dark" (1967), a much better movie by Terence Young, starring Audrey Hepburn. "Dead Silent" is a pale paraphrase. There is nothing new here -- the hidden object in the doll, the bad men wanting it, the bad guy posing as a good guy. The disability, though, has shifted : Audrey Hepburn couldn't see, the child in DS cannot speak. But both stories hinge on the handicap. Where "Wait Until Dark" built up unbearable suspense, "Dead Silent" lets you guess the outcome, the story being such a stereotype.


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