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Trapped in Silence (1986)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 11 May 1986
A pschologist tries hard to get through to kid who can talk - but won't.

Director:

Michael Tuchner

Writers:

Torey Hayden (story "Murphy's Boy"), Vickie Patik (as Pat A. Victor)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jason Brill Jason Brill ... Pizza Man
Frances Foster Frances Foster ... Ovelia
John Mahoney ... Doctor Winslow
Marlyn Mason
Marsha Mason ... Jennifer Hubbell
John McCurry John McCurry ... Tyler Getz
Harsh Nayyar ... Dr. Perkash
Stephen Pearlman ... Dr. Rosenthal
Rebecca Schull ... Marlys Mengies
Karen Shallo Karen Shallo ... Jean Gabrielson
Ron Silver ... Doctor Jeff Tomlinson
Kiefer Sutherland ... Kevin Richter
Amy Wright ... Dana Wendolowski
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Storyline

A psychologist (Marsha Mason) works with a traumatized boy (Kiefer Sutherland) with elective mutism - the patient chooses not to talk because of his trauma. Eventually the boy starts to open up to reveal his sordid story. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrapado en el silencio See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A fine film
19 November 2003 | by hermejSee all my reviews

I originally saw this film on television a long time ago. It was filmed primarily at the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Wingdale NY, a facility that is now closed. The opening scene when Marsha Mason is walking down some stairs in front of a large window is in the Administration Building. The kids playing soccer a few scenes later in the background were workers children. The rest of the film was filmed locally in Poughkeepsie (i'm not sure where) with one scene being at the Hudson River Psychiatric Center.

As a later Kiefer Sutherland fan I was quite disappointed to learn he had been near my hometown filming a movie.

Overall I thought it was a wonderful movie with good performances by all.


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