6.6/10
191
3 user 1 critic

Bridge to Silence (1989)

Not Rated | | Drama , Romance | TV Movie 9 April 1989
John and Peg are both deaf and they have a six year old daughter, Lisa. On their way to Peg's parents they have a car accident and John is killed. Peg has a nervous breakdown and Peg's ... See full summary »

Director:

Karen Arthur

Writers:

Louisa Burns-Bisogno (story), Tom Bisogno (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Walker (1987)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua.

Director: Alex Cox
Stars: Ed Harris, Richard Masur, Rene Auberjonois
Hear No Evil (1993)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Jillian Shanahan, a deaf woman, becomes the target of a ruthless and corrupt cop. The cop is looking for a stolen coin, which he plans to keep for himself. A journalist briefly acquires the... See full summary »

Director: Robert Greenwald
Stars: Marlee Matlin, D.B. Sweeney, Martin Sheen
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two disgruntled restaurant employees (David Bowie, Rosanna Arquette) decide to rob their employers (Buck Henry, Andre Gregory).

Director: Richard Shepard
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, David Bowie, Eszter Balint
Dark Holiday (TV Movie 1989)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An American tourist on vacation in Turkey is hounded by a street vendor into buying a carved head she doesn't want; then she is cast into prison for smuggling an antique.

Director: Lou Antonio
Stars: Lee Remick, Norma Aleandro, Tony Goldwyn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In San Luis de la Paz, a small and and very poor town in northern Mexico, the priest Father Victorio manages an orphanage with nearly 50 children. He does wrestling, disguised with a golden... See full summary »

Director: Éric Duret
Stars: Jean Reno, Marlee Matlin, Marc Duret
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Carrie Buck is a young intellectually disabled woman who is persuaded to fight against the courts for custody of her newborn daughter after it's taken from her since Carrie has been ... See full summary »

Director: John David Coles
Stars: Marlee Matlin, Melissa Gilbert, Peter Frechette
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A new speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with the janitor, a deaf woman speechless by choice.

Director: Randa Haines
Stars: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie
Run XI (2018)
Drama

A lonely rural mechanic battles for survival after a tragic accident robs him of the life he's known. As he learns to love himself, he finds in the worst losses lie the greatest gains and ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Otto
Stars: Frankie Valenti, Marlee Matlin, Alan Cumming
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A Victorian Age English gentleman takes a wager that he can circle the globe in the unprecedented time of just eighty days.

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Eric Idle, Julia Nickson
Where the Truth Lies (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Courtroom drama where an ambitious but inexperienced young lawyer defends a deaf political campaign manager accused of murder. But is her client too blinded by love to reveal all?

Director: Nelson McCormick
Stars: Marlee Matlin, Regina King, Philip Lester
Jesse (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Meredith, California (a very small town) there was no doctor (only once a week on Wednesdays would a doctor fly in) , so Jesse Maloney (a "Practical Nurse") would take his place for the ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan
Stars: Lee Remick, Scott Wilson, Richard Marcus
Love Is Never Silent (TV Movie 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Margaret Ryder has always looked after her deaf parents, Janice and Abel. Long the only contact her folks have had with the speaking world, Margaret struggles with whether she should strike... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Mare Winningham, Cloris Leachman, Sid Caesar
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Remick ... Marge Duffield
Marlee Matlin ... Peggy Lawrence
Michael O'Keefe ... Dan
Candace Brecker Candace Brecker ... Mary
Allison Silva Allison Silva ... Lisa Lawrence
Josef Sommer ... Al Duffield
Phyllis Frelich ... Amanda Wingfield (scenes from play 'The Glass Menagerie')
Pat Hamilton Pat Hamilton ... Betty
Cec Linder ... Sam
Bob Hiltermann ... John Warner
Anthony Natale ... Gentleman Caller (scenes from play 'The Glass Menagerie')
Michael Rhodes Michael Rhodes ... Emergency Doctor
Graham McPherson Graham McPherson ... Dr. Whitsett
Gerard Parkes ... Dr. Block
Tom Butler ... Atty. McHally
Edit

Storyline

John and Peg are both deaf and they have a six year old daughter, Lisa. On their way to Peg's parents they have a car accident and John is killed. Peg has a nervous breakdown and Peg's mother temporarily takes care of Lisa. But when Peg recovers, her mother won't let her take care of her daughter and files a lawsuit to become Lisa's legal guardian. Written by Mattias Thuresson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

9 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ponte de Silêncio See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well, given the obvious as well as formidable scop...
6 February 1999 | by IbycusSee all my reviews

Well, given the obvious as well as formidable scope of the film, I think everybody has contributed splendidly to express and sustain the central idea. But there is always this inescapable feature of American mentality, Wittgenstein was so fond of; I mean cinema as "wish fullfilment". Trying to look realistic in an non-realistic environment. Clash, yes, but, eventually, clash recedes and family comes to the fore. This film can do a lot of good to handicapped people. It is psychologically stimulating and possibly edifying. "But is it Art?" No, I wouldn't say so; just a decent (though mediocre) artefact, from the arch-technicians of this age. On a par with a beautifully designed motorcycle. Just one more sermon about being considerate in our exchanges with "children of a lesser God", tight-knitted family bonds being the biggest part of the solution. We had enough with this blunt-headed, simplistic, dreary and, sometimes, downright idiotic, ideology about life and love and compassion. Addressed almost exclusively to children under 10, and adding nothing to their understanding themselves, society and humanity. Protection is the key-word and it often makes me mad, because I hate hiding behind shields provided by our parents' or friends' affection. The real world, especially the American one, is a frightful place, and spears are way more numerous than shields.


0 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed