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 coin and hides it in Jillian's appartment, then his car explodes, now the cop is after her.Written by
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On the Jordanian television version, the scenes where 'Jillian Shanahan' (Marlee Matlin) and 'Ben Kendall' (D.B. Sweeney), were engaging in kissing, having sex and bed-talking, were completly cut. However, later in the movie 'Ben Kendall' references these earlier events when mentioning a resort with cofortable big beds, that was not cut. See more »
On The Wings Of The Night
Written by David Defeis
Produced by David Defeis Music (BMI)
Performed by Virgin Steele (as Virgin Steel)
Published 1989 by Defeis Music (BMI) See more »
kind of a deaf Wait Until Dark
I wondered if this was a TV movie where it was filmed with spiced-up language and nudity for the European market. It comes off like a Lifetime TV movie pre-Lifetime.
Marlee Matlin, Martin Sheen, D.B. Sweeney, and John C. McGinley star in "Hear No Evil," a 1993 film. After a museum robbery during which a rare coin owned by Alexander the Great is stolen, a journalist (McGinley) is close to a huge story and expose about the robbery; a corrupt police officer (Sheen) believes he has the coin and begins to terrorize him and everyone around him, including the journalist's best friend (Sweeney) and a young deaf woman (Matlin).
This movie quickly descended down the path of a screamathon, with Matlin and Sweeney in all kinds of danger from various people.
The talent involved was on a much higher level than the script, which was derivative with a love story that wasn't particularly believable, since we didn't know the characters well and they knew each other less.
I give Marlee Matlin a huge amount of credit. Though this film isn't an indication of it, she's found her way into mainstream work despite her deafness, even appearing on Dancing with the Stars. A remarkable woman who deserved much better than this material.
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