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Deadly Silence
     

A Deadly Silence

Director: John Patterson,

Cast: John Patterson, Mike Farrell, Richard Portnow, Sally Struthers

 
Made for TV, A Deadly Silence was based on the book by New York Times reporter Dena Kleiman. It is the doleful story of Long Island teenager Cheryl Pierson (Heather Fairfield), who in February of 1986 orchestrated the murder of her electrician father James Pierson (Charles Haid). The film does not argue that Cheryl was innocent. It does, however, delve

Overview

Made for TV, A Deadly Silence was based on the book by New York Times reporter Dena Kleiman. It is the doleful story of Long Island teenager Cheryl Pierson (Heather Fairfield), who in February of 1986 orchestrated the murder of her electrician father James Pierson (Charles Haid). The film does not argue that Cheryl was innocent. It does, however, delve into the deep waters of "extenuating circumstances." With the utmost taste and discretion, A Deadly Silence reveals that, four at least five years, Cheryl had endured sexual abuse at the hands of her father. Over and above the basic story, the film explores the "deadly silence" of incest-a silence often maintained not only by the victim, but by friends and family members who don't want to cause "trouble." Mike Farrell, Richard Portnow, Jeff Corey and Sally Struther costar, while future Friends regular David Schwimmer essays an important minor role. A Deadly Silence premiered April 16, 1989.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2007
UPC:
0779836241597
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
NR
Source:
Direct Source Label
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:35:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mike Farrell Actor
Richard Portnow Actor
Sally Struthers Actor
Bruce Weitz Actor
Susan Barnes Actor
Heather Fairfield Cheryl Pierson
Charles Haid Jim Pierson
Philip Linton Actor
Juliet Sorcey Actor
Wally Ward Actor
David Schwimmer Actor

Technical Credits
John Patterson Director
Michael Abbott Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Florio Editor,Producer
Richard Gibbs Score Composer
Robert Greenwald Executive Producer
Dena Kleiman Screenwriter
Philip Kleinbart Producer
Paul Lussier Producer
Jennifer Miller Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Stacy Rallison Production Designer
Steven Shaw Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Deadly Silence
1. Chapter 1 [15:32]
2. Chapter 2 [16:55]
3. Chapter 3 [15:46]
4. Chapter 4 [14:57]
5. Chapter 5 [17:06]
6. Chapter 6 [12:54]

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