Dead Silence Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Dead Silence the Movie

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Three escaped convicts, including ruthless Ted Handy (Coates), have hijacked a busload of deaf children and their teacher (Matlin) and are holding them hostage in an abandoned slaughterhouse. Veteran FBI agent John Cooper (Garner) is called in but he not only has to deal with a tense and possibly tragic situation but with a grandstanding politician (Smith) who's criticizing his every action and the last-minute arrival of another hostage negotiator (Davidovich). Based on the novel "A Maiden's Grave" by Jeffery Deaver.


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Available on VHS
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Hostage!, FBI, Deafness
Donald Stewart
Gary Basaraba, Vanessa Vaughan, Blu Mankuma, Mimi Kuzyk, Scott Speedman, John Bourgeois, Barry Pepper, James Garner, Kim Coates, Marlee Matlin, Charles Martin Smith, Lolita (David) Davidovich, Kenneth Welsh, James Villemaire
Thomas Burstyn
Daniel Petrie
Jonathan Goldsmith
John Kemeny, John Fremes, Scott Kroopf, Adam Leipzip, HBO Pictures, Alliance Communications Corporation

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