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Silent Fall (1994)

An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.

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Bruce Beresford

Writer:

Akiva Goldsman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Dr. Jake Rainer
Linda Hamilton ... Karen Rainer
John Lithgow ... Dr. Rene Harlinger
J.T. Walsh ... Sheriff Mitch Rivers
Ben Faulkner ... Tim Warden
Liv Tyler ... Sylvie Warden
Zahn McClarnon ... Deputy Bear
Brandon Stouffer Brandon Stouffer ... Halloween Kid #1
Treva Moniik King Treva Moniik King ... Halloween Kid #2
John McGee Jr. John McGee Jr. ... Deputy
Ron Tucker ... Forensic Detective
Catherine Shaffner Catherine Shaffner ... Martha
Heather M. Bomba Heather M. Bomba ... Twin #1
Marianne E. Bomba Marianne E. Bomba ... Twin #2 (as Marianne M. Bomba)
Jane Beard Jane Beard ... Carol Simmons
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Storyline

An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.

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Taglines:

A Savage Crime. A Silent Witness.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a murder scene | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Indian Summer See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,531,244, 30 October 1994

Gross USA:

$3,180,674

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,180,674
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Debut theatrical feature film of actress Liv Tyler. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jake Rainer: Two thousand years ago we worshiped them
[autistics]
Dr. Jake Rainer: as gods. Three hundred years ago we burned them at the stake, as witches. Now we treat them with drugs... and therapy.
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Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No. 21 In C Major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Sergei Uravayev - piano
The New Philharmonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Alexander Titov - conductor
Courtesy of Sony Classical
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This movie was a real eye opener
22 October 2004 | by bobsagetsno1fanSee all my reviews

I never thought I'd find a movie about Autism so interesting. At first it wasn't what I'd expected. Going by the cover I'd imagined it was going to be very spooky. After about 5 minutes I wanted to turn it off, but I'm glad I sat through it. The story is about a murder, but starts out a little slow. Gradually it becomes more dramatic and thought provoking as it reaches the end. YOU'VE GOT TO WATCH THIS PICTURE THROUGH TO THE END. It will stay in your mind for a very long time. The little boy, (Tim) Ben Faulkner is a brilliant actor. I haven't been able to find him in another movie and I don't understand why.He's great!!!

At the very least I'd give this movie a 6.5/10.


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