A deaf woman becomes the target of a ruthless and corrupt cop.

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Robert Greenwald

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Randall M. Badat (story) (as R.M. Badat), Danny Rubin (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlee Matlin ... Jillian Shanahan
D.B. Sweeney ... Ben Kendall
Martin Sheen ... Lt. Brock
John C. McGinley ... Mickey O'Malley
Christina Carlisi ... Grace
Greg Wayne Elam Greg Wayne Elam ... Cooper (as Greg Elam)
Charley Lang ... Wiley
Marge Redmond ... Mrs. Kendall
Billie Worley Billie Worley ... Tim Washington
George Rankins George Rankins ... Roscoe
Karen Trumbo Karen Trumbo ... Nadine Brock
Candice Kingrey Candice Kingrey ... Police Interpreter
Mary Marsh Mary Marsh ... Mrs. Paley
Ron Graybeal Ron Graybeal ... Porsche Driver
Bill Pugin Bill Pugin ... Doctor
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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 Rob Hartill

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Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Filmed in Portland Oregon, many landmarks. See more »

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Alternate Versions

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 »

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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)
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kind of a deaf Wait Until Dark
7 October 2014 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danger Sign See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,641,474, 28 March 1993

Gross USA:

$5,679,569

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,679,569
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Dolby

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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