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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

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 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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based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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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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A mediocre courtroom drama.
7 February 2001 | by bri4dazSee all my reviews

Although the premise of the story was good, I thought that the attitude of the people in the town toward the attorney (Peter Coyote) who was defending the killer was too harsh. The good citizens acted as if they had never heard of lawyer client priviledge. They were ready to drum the lawyer out of town because his client revealed where two of his victims' bodies were located during a priviledged conversation. Everyone, including the DA, who certainly should have known better, vilified the attorney for not saying where the bodies were. It might have more believable if it were just the victims' families who were so angry, but everyone in the town was so outraged that it made me think they were all dolts. It could have been a good movie.


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