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The Silent Natural (2019)

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William Hoy was one of the first Deaf Major League Baseball players in the 1800's. Being deaf, he introduced hand signals for strike and ball to the game and overcame many obstacles to become one of the greatest players of his time.

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David Risotto

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David Risotto (story by), David Risotto | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Tyler Mane ... Tommy McCarthy
Courtney Gains ... Tug Wilson
Vernon Wells ... Sarah's Father
Sam J. Jones ... Jacob Hoy
Sheree J. Wilson ... Rebecca Hoy
Kathleen Kinmont ... Mrs. McCall
Anne Lockhart ... Mrs. Hart
Barry Livingston ... Frank Selee
Richard Herd ... Mr. Beagle
Marshall R. Teague ... Dooley
Barry Pearl ... Milwaukee Owner
Andy Stahl ... John Lowery
James Stokes ... Umpire
Clarence Felder ... Edgar P Sawyer
Lea Hutton Beasmore ... Train Station Pedestrian
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William Hoy was one of the first Deaf Major League Baseball players in the 1800's. Being deaf, he introduced hand signals for strike and ball to the game and overcame many obstacles to become one of the greatest players of his time.

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Maybe too ambitious?
28 August 2020 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Taking on this subject in a 2;20 minute film with almost unknown actors is ambitious. And clever techniques were used to let the audience feel what the lead character (deaf and dumb) felt. But no amount of ambition can make up for the many missed beats in the script, and the many scenes where the audience starts to feel that the actors are being less than authentic. Plus the editing of the film, which is solid for the first half, becomes progressively sloppier as the movie itself moves into extra innings.


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25 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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