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Dead Silence (1991)

Not Rated | | Thriller | TV Movie 26 August 1991
Three young students go into a holiday which rapidly turns into horror as they hit-and-run a lonely hitchhiker in desert. They decide to keep the accident a secret, but as more and more ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter O'Fallon

Writers:

Bob Bibb (story), Lewis Goldstein (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Estevez ... Zanna Young
Lisanne Falk ... Joan Reducci
Carrie Mitchum Carrie Mitchum ... Sunnie Haines
Steven Brill ... Tommy
Claudette Nevins ... Mrs. Stillman
Tim Russ ... Dep. Ryan
Beau Starr ... Det. Barton
Bryan Cranston ... Prof. Harris
Steven M. Gagnon ... Auto Inspector
Al Ruscio ... Reducci
Andrew Zeller Andrew Zeller ... Eric
Robert Ackerman ... Mechanic
Laura Bastianelli Laura Bastianelli ... Margie
Bojesse Christopher ... Diver
A.J. Freeman A.J. Freeman ... Repairman
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Storyline

Three young students go into a holiday which rapidly turns into horror as they hit-and-run a lonely hitchhiker in desert. They decide to keep the accident a secret, but as more and more evidence begins to turn up, they face the contradiction between morals and friendship. Written by Winnowill <an209309@anon.penet.fi>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They were lifelong friends until they killed a man. Now no one's talking.

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Death in Palm Springs See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Springs, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

FNM Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (PFL)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Joanie jumps from the roof and dives into the swimming pool, an obvious stunt double can be seen. See more »

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Something Just Ain't Right
Written by Amber, Tommy Girvin & Brian Wayy
Performed by Amber
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Well-done telefilm depicting horrific tale...
25 July 1999 | by corky-27See all my reviews

This well-acted TV movie really surprised me. I expected a typical "spring-break" pseudo-horror film, but was drawn into a psychological tale of conscience fighting fear. Three young, attractive co-eds are vacationing before college graduation when something horrific happens to them; the mitigating circumstances cause them to make disastrous moral and ethical choices. Mitchum and Estevez (granddaughter of Robert and daughter of Martin Sheen, respectively) are fine but Falk shines as the most conflicted and least culpaple of the protagonists. The minuses: A tv movie is a tv movie is a tv movie- well, you get the picture. Again, all the more to my surprise that this picture acquitted itself nicely, despite the low budget and lack of name stars. The Corkymeter says 3 and a half stars (out of 5).


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