What the Deaf Man Heard

For twenty years, he lived in silence. Now his heart needs to speak the truth.

What the Deaf Man Heard (1997)


In 1945, a young boy arrives in a small Georgia town on a bus from which his mother was abducted and murdered. Alone he sits quietly and everyone becomes convinced that he is deaf and mute. Deciding that silence offers some power and protection, the boy decides to remain mute and just listens to all that is being said around him by people who think that he cannot hear.

Director: John Kent Harrison

Release Date: 1997-11-23
Status: Released
Run time: 120 min / 2:0
Production Company : Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions
Production Country: United States of America



Matthew Modine
Sammy Ayers
Claire Bloom
Mrs. Tynan
Judith Ivey
James Earl Jones
Archibald Thacker
Jerry O'Connell
Reverend Perry Ray Pruitt
Bernadette Peters
Helen Ayers
Tom Skerritt
Norm Jenkins
Anne Bobby
Tallasse Tynan
Stephen Spinella
Jake Weber
Tolliver Tynan
Frankie Muniz
Young Sammy Ayers
Hallee Hirsh
Young Tallasse


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