Dead Silence

Dead Silence

Director: Daniel Petrie Jr.

Cast: Daniel Petrie Jr., James Garner, Marlee Matlin, Lolita Davidovich

     
 

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A tense hostage situation erupts when three escaped convicts commandeer a school bus full of deaf children and take them and their courageous teacher (Marlee Matlin) to an abandoned slaughterhouse to negotiate with the cops. No sooner are the crooks and their captives inside the plant than it is surrounded by policemen. An FBI unit led by John Potter (James Garner)

Overview

A tense hostage situation erupts when three escaped convicts commandeer a school bus full of deaf children and take them and their courageous teacher (Marlee Matlin) to an abandoned slaughterhouse to negotiate with the cops. No sooner are the crooks and their captives inside the plant than it is surrounded by policemen. An FBI unit led by John Potter (James Garner) arrives. Though a veteran agent, Potter has been laid off since he was accused of botching a bombing situation in Texas. He and the leader of the police force Budd (Kenneth Welsh) are immediately at loggerheads as to how to handle things. The situation is worsened when a publicity hungry assistant D.A. (Charles Martin Smith) shows up with a camera crew. Meanwhile, the clever and determined Melanie devises her own imperfect solution to the problem. Though basically a routine thriller, it does feature a couple of surprising twists at the end.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/2012
UPC:
0883316444535
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
74,603

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Garner John Potter
Marlee Matlin Melanie
Lolita Davidovich Sharon Foster
Charles Martin Smith Roland Marx
Kim Coates Handy
Kenneth Welsh Lenny Budd
James Villemaire Sunny

Technical Credits
Daniel Petrie Director
William Beeton Production Designer
Thomas Burstyn Cinematographer
John Fremes Executive Producer
Jonathan Goldsmith Score Composer
John Kemeny Producer
John Kereny Producer
Scott Kroope Executive Producer
Daniel Latour Sound/Sound Designer
Adam Leipzig Executive Producer
Csilla Marki Costumes/Costume Designer
Ronald Sanders Editor
Elizabeth Scherberger Asst. Director
Mary Jo Slater Casting
Donald E. Stewart Screenwriter
Clare Walker Casting

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