What the Deaf Man Heard

Directed by John Kent Harrison
1997    2h    PG
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.
Cast of What the Deaf Man Heard
  • Matthew ModineSammy Ayers
  • Claire BloomMrs. Tynan
  • Judith IveyLucille
  • James Earl JonesArchibald Thacker
  • Jerry O'ConnellReverend Perry Ray Pruitt
  • Bernadette PetersHelen Ayers
  • Tom SkerrittNorm Jenkins
  • Anne BobbyTallasse Tynan
  • Stephen SpinellaPercy
  • Jake WeberTolliver Tynan
  • Frankie MunizYoung Sammy Ayers
  • Hallee HirshYoung Tallasse
  • Jim GrollmanMyron

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