What the Deaf Man Heard (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

What the Deaf Man Heard (1997)





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This made-for-television comedy starts with a young boy who is abandoned by his mother on a bus. Years pass, and the now-grown Sammy has not once said a word, and people think that he is deaf and mute. But eventually Sammy reveals his secret.


Matthew Modine
as Sammy Ayers
Claire Bloom
as Mrs. Tynan
Judith Ivey
as Lucille
James Earl Jones
as Archibald Thacker
Jerry O'Connell
as Rev. Perry Ray Pruitt
Bernadette Peters
as Helen Ayers
Tom Skerritt
as Norm Jenkins
Anne Bobby
as Tallassee Tynan
Jake Weber
as Tolliver Tynan
Frankie Muniz
as Young Sammy
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Audience Reviews for What the Deaf Man Heard

TV movie I enjoyed. Quite a few well known and soon to be better known actors filling out this cast. Philosophically the story is very interesting. Being a shy, generally quiet person myself, I identified with the character when I first saw it during my high school years. If people feel comfortable around you, either by feeling unthreatened or by taking a position of superiority, it's amazing what you may hear. As the current plot synopsis states, silence does offer protection and a little power.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

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