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Sworn to Silence (1987)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 6 April 1987
A lawyer who is defending an accused murderer, is told by his client the whereabouts of the bodies. However, being his lawyer, he is unable to reveal this information.

Director:

Peter Levin

Writers:

Tom Alibrandi (novel), Frank H. Armani (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Coyote ... Sam Fischetti
Dabney Coleman ... Martin Costigan
Caroline McWilliams ... Maureen Fischetti
David Spielberg ... Aaron Goodman
Ed Nelson ... Victor Handler
Mavor Moore Mavor Moore ... Judge Bingham
Linda Darlow ... Jeanine Witsitt
Liam Neeson ... Vincent Cauley
Tamsin Kelsey ... Vivian Cauley
Guy Sanvido Guy Sanvido ... Carlo Fischetti
Robyn Stevan ... Monica Fischetti
Margaret Langrick Margaret Langrick ... Theresa Fischetti
Terence Kelly ... Sergeant Phelps
William B. Davis ... Peter Massio
Rebecca Toolan ... Mrs Handler
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A lawyer who is defending an accused murderer, is told by his client the whereabouts of the bodies. However, being his lawyer, he is unable to reveal this information.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Based on New York Adirondacks serial killer Robert Garrow's life but names and locations were changed due to intellectual property rights. See more »

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29 November 2006 | by JacobWood_77See all my reviews

This movie is based on actual events that occurred in my home town. While I wasn't old enough to have experienced them first hand, I was told of them by my professor in college, who had first hand experience himself. The movie was definitely accurate...right down to the characters' themselves (changed names of course). It left me pondering my own ethical behavior, all the while haunting me with gut wrenching question of what I would have done in the same situation. It was nice to see that Hollywood didn't massacre this "hometown" story. Definitely a movie for individuals of "higher (critical) thinking" and those who enjoy true to life movies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Silence See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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