Silence of the Heart

Silence of the Heart

Director: Richard Michaels

Cast: Mariette Hartley, Dana Hill, Howard Hesseman

     
 

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A 17-year-old boy (Chad Lowe) is killed in an automobile accident. As the facts begin to assert themselves, it appears that the boy actually took his own life. His mother (Mariette Hartley) and sister (Dana Hill) try to learn the truth, even as his father (Howard Hesseman) digs in his heels and refuses to face the possibility of a suicide. While this plot line is… See more details below

Overview

A 17-year-old boy (Chad Lowe) is killed in an automobile accident. As the facts begin to assert themselves, it appears that the boy actually took his own life. His mother (Mariette Hartley) and sister (Dana Hill) try to learn the truth, even as his father (Howard Hesseman) digs in his heels and refuses to face the possibility of a suicide. While this plot line is unravelling, the boy's best friend (Charlie Sheen) is tormented by the possibility that he could have prevented the tragedy. The emphasis in Silence of the Heart is the effect of suicide on the survivors rather than the victim, and the realization that one does not have to be "crazy" to end one's own existence. This made-for-TV movie was originally telecast October 30, 1984.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/10/2000
UPC:
0779836202895
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
NR
Source:
Direct Source Label
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:30:00

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Performance Credits
Mariette Hartley Barbara Lewis
Dana Hill Cindy Lewis
Howard Hesseman Carl Lewis
Chad Lowe Skip Lewis
Silvana Gallardo Alice Roberti
Charlie Sheen Ken Cruze
Elizabeth Berridge Penny Jacobs
Alexandra Powers Andrea
Rick Fitts Dan Norlan
Ray Girardin Harris
Jim Boyle Public Worker
Sherilyn Fenn Monica
Melissa Hayden Rachel
Rad Daly Basketball Player
Steve Alterman Williams
Casey Siemaszko Jeff
Sandy Lipton 1st Mourner
Bill Sorrells 2nd Mourner
Steve Eastin Ed Rintel
Leslie Bega Cindy's Friend
Jeffrey Lampert Mr. Bonaducci
Freddie Dawson Dr. Weaver
David Crowley Mourner

Technical Credits
Richard Michaels Director
Peter E. Berger Editor
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Isidore Mankofsky Cinematographer
James O'Fallon Producer
Phil Penningroth Screenwriter

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