What the Deaf Man Heard Poster

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: October 17th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Sammy (Matthew Modine) isn't mute. But no one knows that. After he was seemingly abandoned by his mother at the age of 10, Sammy took a vow of a silence. Since then, everyone in the tiny town of Barrington, Ga., has treated him as a deaf-mute. This puts Sammy in the unique position of being in on the secrets of its citizens, including domineering matron Tynan (Claire Bloom), her oafish son (Jake Weber) and her sensitive daughter (Anne Bobby). But what happens when his own secret gets loose?

Cast: Matthew Modine, Claire Bloom, Judith Ivey, James Earl Jones, Jerry O'Connell, Bernadette Peters, Tom Skerritt, Anne Bobby

Director: John Kent Harrison

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: 1960s, Daughter, Charming, Son, Underdog, Small town, Amusing, 1940s


Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie