Hear No Evil

Hear No Evil

Director: Robert Greenwald

Cast: Marlee Matlin, D.B. Sweeney, Martin Sheen

     
 

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Hear No Evil, while based on the interesting premise of a deaf woman stalked by a relentless killer, is a well-crafted but predictable mystery thriller. Jillian (Marlee Matlin), a physical trainer is unknowingly given a valuable stolen coin. The theft of the coin was planned by a corrupt and sadistic police lieutenant (Martin Sheen) who needs the coin to fund

Overview

Hear No Evil, while based on the interesting premise of a deaf woman stalked by a relentless killer, is a well-crafted but predictable mystery thriller. Jillian (Marlee Matlin), a physical trainer is unknowingly given a valuable stolen coin. The theft of the coin was planned by a corrupt and sadistic police lieutenant (Martin Sheen) who needs the coin to fund his retirement, and he pursues Jillian in order to get it. Director Robert Greenwald, who also directed The Burning Bed, does a good job in showing the victim's courage and resourcefulness in her desperate situation. Matlin is good as Jillian, and does not use her deafness as a crutch to generate sympathy but portrays Jillian as an independent and strong woman. The plot gets bogged down with too many cliched twists and subplots, including a romance which slows the movie and adds nothing of interest in the development of the characters and their motivations. Hear No Evil, similar in theme to the excellent Wait Until Dark, lacks the focus and intensity necessary in a good thriller and wastes its excellent cast.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/03/2012
UPC:
0013132438399
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
R
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
42,611

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlee Matlin Jillian Shanahan
D.B. Sweeney Ben Kendall
Martin Sheen Lieutenant Philip Brock
John C. McGinley Mickey O'Malley
Christina Carlisi Grace
Charley Lang Wiley
Marge Redmond Mrs. Kendall
Glenn Daniels Actor
Brian Davies Dub Squad
Merrilee Dale Museum Guide
Karen Trumbo Nadine Brock
Mary Marsh Mrs. Paley
Rick Jones FBI Agent 2
Greg Wayne Elam Cooper

Technical Credits
Robert Greenwald Director
Randall M. Badat Screenwriter
Bernt Amadeus Capra Production Designer
Greg W. Elam Stunts
Susan Mina Eschelbach Set Decoration/Design
Eva Gardos Editor
Christopher Johnston Editor
David Matalon Producer
John Myhre Art Director
Barbara M. Ravis Asst. Director
Graeme Revell Score Composer
Kathleen Knutsen Rowell Screenwriter
Danny Rubin Screenwriter
Steven Shaw Cinematographer
David Streit Executive Producer
David Womark Asst. Director
Aaron Barsky Worth Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hear No Evil
1. Chapter 1 [7:43]
2. Chapter 2 [12:17]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [11:03]
5. Chapter 5 [8:56]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [9:59]
8. Chapter 8 [8:35]
9. Chapter 9 [11:24]
10. Chapter 10 [6:37]

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