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What the Deaf Man Heard (1997)

TV Movie | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

Arriving in a new town, a child pretends to be deaf-mute to protect himself - a ruse which works so well that for twenty years he is custodian to all the town's secrets.
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G.D. Gearino (novel "What the Deaf Mute Heard") | Robert W. Lenski (teleplay)
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Updated Nov 23, 1997

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Nov 23, 1997 (United States)

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Matthew Modine
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Claire Bloom
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Judith Ivey
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James Earl Jones
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Jerry O'Connell
Reverend Perry Ray Pruitt Reverend Perry Ray Pruitt   See fewer
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Bernadette Peters
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Tom Skerritt
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Anne Bobby
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Jake Weber
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Frankie Muniz
Young Sammy Young Sammy   See fewer
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Andy Stahl
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Tyler Noyes
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Hallee Hirsh
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Teagle F. Bougere
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Lance Reddick
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Mary Lucy Bivins
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Patt Noday
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Terry Nienhuis
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Ira David Wood III
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7.2 / 10 | 854 votes