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Silence of the Heart (1984)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 30 October 1984
Skip Lewis is a 16 year old, who's been through some stuff. Like he has been having academic problems, and a girl whom he has been pursuing has told him that she has no interest in him. He ... See full summary »

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Richard Michaels
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariette Hartley ... Barbara Lewis
Dana Hill ... Cindy Lewis
Howard Hesseman ... Carl Lewis
Chad Lowe ... Skip Lewis
Silvana Gallardo Silvana Gallardo ... Alice Roberti
Elizabeth Berridge ... Penny
Alexandra Powers ... Andrea
Charlie Sheen ... Ken
Ray Girardin Ray Girardin ... Harris
Jim Boyle Jim Boyle ... Public Worker
Sherilyn Fenn ... Monica
Melissa Hayden ... Rachel
Rad Daly ... Basketball Player
Steve Alterman Steve Alterman ... Williams
Casey Siemaszko ... Jeff
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Skip Lewis is a 16 year old, who's been through some stuff. Like he has been having academic problems, and a girl whom he has been pursuing has told him that she has no interest in him. He tries to talk to his parents about this but can't, or thinks that they won't understand. So, he goes out and drives off a cliff. Now, his family's in denial saying that the whole thing was an accident. However, his best friend, Ken who was the last person he saw before, was told by Skip that he was considering killing himself and is feeling guilty that he didn't try to stop him. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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teenager | suicide | See All (2) »

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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A character says 'life goes on' when referring to Skip (Chad Lowe), who has recently died. Chad Lowe would later costar on the 80s/90s series "Life Goes On". See more »

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Jump (For My Love)
Written by Stephen Mitchell (uncredited), Marti Sharron (uncredited) and Gary Skardina (uncredited)
Performed by The Pointer Sisters
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Wrenching telefilm about teen suicide
22 May 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Not many people watched the teen-suicide TV-movie "Surviving" in 1985, simply because they had already seen this one and felt the subject had been done appropriate justice (in fact, both films are excellent). This tentative effort is cautious but very sincere. It features down-to-earth suburban parents shocked over their son's self-inflicted death, hurt and confused in the aftermath while trying to deal with their mercurial daughter and the boy's troubled best friend (Charlie Sheen, doing solid work). It's heartfelt and well-acted, especially by Mariette Hartley as the mom (she's a crumbling tower of strength, and gives her lines such a realistic spin you may hear your own mother talking). Worth seeking out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szív csendje See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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