What the Deaf Man Heard


2h 1997

Brief Synopsis

Sammy, a 10-year-old boy pretends to be a deaf mute after his mother abandons him at the Barrington, Georgia, bus station. There, he spends twenty-six years in secret silence, realizing the benefits of pretending he cannot hear or speak. Thinking he is deaf, the townsfolk have blurted out their true

Film Details

Also Known As
Hallmark Hall of Fame (11/23/97)
Release Date
1997
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Sammy, a 10-year-old boy pretends to be a deaf mute after his mother abandons him at the Barrington, Georgia, bus station. There, he spends twenty-six years in secret silence, realizing the benefits of pretending he cannot hear or speak. Thinking he is deaf, the townsfolk have blurted out their true feelings, uncensored. It is only when he overhears a crook and his partner planning a scam that he realizes he must speak out to expose the truth.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hallmark Hall of Fame (11/23/97)
Release Date
1997
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States November 23, 1997

Telecast as a presentation of "Hallmark Hall of Fame."

Began shooting April 1, 1997.

Completed shooting May 3, 1997.