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Locked in Silence (1999)

A story of a young boy who becomes an elective mute after witnessing what he believes to be the killing by his older brother of a teenage boy. The young boy's brother then tells him not to ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruce Pittman

Writers:

David A. Simons (story), Dalene Young (teleplay)
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bonnie Bedelia ... Lydia
Bruce Davison ... Jim
Dan Hedaya ... Dr. Rosenstock
Marc Donato ... Stephen
Bill Switzer ... John
Steven McCarthy ... Jamie
Helen Hughes ... Grandma
Ron White ... Sheriff Haynes
Rebecca Johnson ... Beth Ann
Cody Jones Cody Jones ... Bully #1
Kyle Fairlie Kyle Fairlie ... Bully #2
Kenner Ames Kenner Ames ... School Bus Driver
Ron Gabriel Ron Gabriel ... Dr. Kerry
Dorothy Gordon ... Miss Catalain
Don Allison Don Allison ... Mr. Samuels
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A story of a young boy who becomes an elective mute after witnessing what he believes to be the killing by his older brother of a teenage boy. The young boy's brother then tells him not to say anything because of the trouble it would cause in the family... so he doesn't say anything again. The problem is that the young boy so enjoys his acceptance by others of his mutism that it brings his family, a loving and caring farm family, to the brink of financial ruin in medical and psychological costs to cure him. Based on a true story, this is the intelligent telling of a family in crisis, and the work of doctors in dealing with this mental illness. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Sometimes saying nothing can change everything.

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A csend börtönében See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Jim: [after hearing the story of Josh' murder] So you were protecting your brother?
John: I had to keep Stephen from talking. I didn't know what to do to keep us safe.
Jim: That should've been my job.
Jim: [hugs John] I'm sorry, son.
John: I was afraid you wouldn't believe me, dad.
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typical made to TV movie
9 May 1999 | by sunflowrSee all my reviews

Story about a young boy who is traumatized & decides not to speak after finding a murdered boy.

Actually, the movie is more about a dysfunctional family.

A nice movie, not too upsetting. It touches on several psychological problems of children..


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