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The Mystery of the Silent Scream 

A deaf girl who's in Las Vegas with a friend, stops at a gas station. She sees a man in a phone booth talking and reads his lips. She then drives off, she tells her friend that the man was ... See full summary »

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John J. Dumas

Writers:

Alan Godfrey (teleplay and story), Michael Sloan (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Shaun Cassidy ... Joe Hardy
Parker Stevenson ... Frank Hardy
Larry Storch ... Jesse Miller
Martha Garrett ... Alicia Peterson
Elizabeth Stack ... Sally Kline
Val Avery ... Tracy
Trini López ... Julio Ramirez (as Trini Lopez)
Andy Romano ... Lieutenant MacKenzie
Kenneth Tobey ... Philip Chandler
Karen Fredrik Karen Fredrik ... Mandy
John Dresden ... Brock
Norman Bartolo ... Bradshaw
Norman Howell ... Bellhop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Logan ... Walla
Pamela Sue Martin ... Nancy Drew (credit only)
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A deaf girl who's in Las Vegas with a friend, stops at a gas station. She sees a man in a phone booth talking and reads his lips. She then drives off, she tells her friend that the man was talking about bombs being planted at a hotel. So they go to the hotel and try to tell the manager who doesn't believe them. They run into Joe and Frank who tries to help them. Later the man runs into her and tells his accomplice about her so they try to deal with her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Family | Mystery

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Pamela Sue Martin does not appear. See more »

Quotes

Joe Hardy: [speaking to himself of Frank Hardy, who hasn't been listening to him] I should have taped this conversation to use against him at a later date.
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The Worst of the Hardy Boys
8 August 2019 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

The Quick Pitch: Joe and Frank get mixed-up with a deaf woman who may have "overheard" a plan to blow up a casino.

It's been awhile since I last watched an episode of The Hardy Boys, but I don't remember any being as bad as The Mystery of the Silent Scream. It's just plain old Gawd awful! I'll start with the plot - ridiculous. It makes no sense that these two goofballs were able to solve the mystery behind the bombing so easily or that the police would even let them. And what about the bomber's motivation? Again, it makes no sense. Second, the dialogue is painful. No one in the real world talks like that. The scene where Joe tricks the deaf girl into kissing him - cringy beyond belief. Third, why make the bomber's accomplice a mystery? The reveal isn't much of a surprise when there are only two other people in the episode with speaking parts. Fourth, and this is a problem with the entire series, the ADR is about as bad as you'll see in an American made TV show with English speaking actors. Finally, when your "guest stars" are Larry Storch and Trini Lopez, that pretty much says all you need to know about the quality of what you're watching.

There are several other Hardy Boys episodes I've never seen. I hope they aren't be as bad as this.

2/10


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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1977 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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