Dummy

Overview

Based on a true story, Dummy stars LeVar Burton as Donald Lang, a deaf-mute teenager accused of killing a prostitute. Paul Sorvino co-stars as Lowell Myers, the hearing-impaired public defender who takes Burton's case. The court, deciding that Lang is incompetent to stand trial, orders the boy to be shunted away to a mental institution. Doggedly following the evidence trail, Myers argues for "due process" in the treatment of his client. While the film's ending is upbeat, real life does not always turn out so ...
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Overview

Based on a true story, Dummy stars LeVar Burton as Donald Lang, a deaf-mute teenager accused of killing a prostitute. Paul Sorvino co-stars as Lowell Myers, the hearing-impaired public defender who takes Burton's case. The court, deciding that Lang is incompetent to stand trial, orders the boy to be shunted away to a mental institution. Doggedly following the evidence trail, Myers argues for "due process" in the treatment of his client. While the film's ending is upbeat, real life does not always turn out so well, as the ironic closing title which details what has happened to Burton's character since this case was resolved demonstrates. Initially telecast May 27, 1979, Dummy was adapted by Ernest Tidyman from his own book.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/2011
  • UPC: 883316336908
  • Original Release: 1979
  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nancy Baird Teacher
Patrick Billingsley Dr. Morris
Tricia Borha Mrs. Lang
Wilbert Bradley Bartender
Yaumilton Brown Card Player
LeVar Burton Donald Lang
Paul Butler Sgt. Alonzo Hobbs
J.J. Butler Jury Foreman
Samantha Caulfield Woman Expert
Jobe Cerny Bailiff
Bernard Chestleigh Jail Guard
Joe Clarke Young Donald
Lorenzo Clemons 2nd Worker
Burton Collins 2nd Orderly
Paul Cook Grand Jury Foreman
Richard Cosentino Dock Worker
Nathan Davis Cop
Brian Dennehy Ragoti
Rose Gregorio Jean Markin
Allen Hamilton Dr. Romney
Frank Heinrich Male Resident
Gregg Henry Asst. DA Smith
Frankie Hill Ernestine Williams
Helen Martin Mrs. Harrod
Bill Nigut Chief Orderly
James O'Reilly Judge O'Mara
Obilo Husband
Jack Orend Weary Worker
Jonathan Pilurs Detective Romain
Ray Price Black Giant
Irma Riley Black Hooker
Melody Robb Case Worker
Holly Robinson Genettia Lang
Ira Rogers Rev. Jamison
Paul Sorvino Lowell Myers
James Spinks Bar Patron
Ian Williams Court Clerk
Steven Williams Julius Lang
Technical Credits
Frank Perry Director
Gil Askey Score Composer
William J. Cassidy Production Designer
Frank Konigsberg Executive Producer
Sam Manners Producer
Gayne Rescher Cinematographer
Donald R. Rode Editor
Ernest Tidyman Producer, Screenwriter
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