Silent Fall (1995) DVD - Widescreen - 5.1 Retail

Silent Fall (1995) DVD - Widescreen - 5.1 Retail
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When a psychologist is called upon to help solve a murder, he finds the difficult task of deciphering the memories of an autistic child for clues to the crime.

Director Bruce Beresford makes a foray into the genre of psychological mystery with this film, which stars Richard Dreyfuss as psychologist Dr. Jake Rainer.

The doctor has gone into retirement after the trauma of having an autistic child under his care commit suicide. Thus, when approached by local sheriff Michael Rivers (J.T. Walsh) with a request that he try to get through to an autistic nine-year-old boy Tim Warden (Ben Faulkner), who likely witnessed and possibly committed the double murder of his parents, he initially demurs. However, he puts aside his reservations after hearing that another psychologist, Dr. Harlinger (John Lithgow), intends to drug the boy into revealing the truth. When police entered the murder scene, they had found, along with the bloody victims, the boy brandishing a knife, and his teenaged sister Sylvie (Liv Tyler), cowering in the closet. Since the girl saw nothing, Rainer begins to work slowly and patiently with this boy who has never spoken, using a method based on the fact that the the autistic mind thinks in terms of rote sequences. He also gains the trust of the haunted Sylvie, and gradually the children unfold their tale of terror.

Shot in St. Michaels and Easton, Maryland.

Bruce Beresford's film marked the screen debut of Liv Tyler, daughter of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler. The former model was cast in James Mangold's HEAVY shortly before shooting SILENT FALL. However, Mangold decided to put his film on hold until Tyler was available!!

  • Attractive Retail Box
  • Genre: Dramas, Drama, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Murder
  • Rating: 14A (Canadian Home Video Rating)
  • Rating Reason: For Language and a Murder Scene
  • Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Hamilton, John Lithgow, Liv Tyler, J.T. Walsh
  • Directed By: Bruce Beresford
  • Release Information:
  • Studio: Warner Studios
  • Theatrical Release Date: October 28, 1994
  • DVD Release Date: February 3, 2004
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Production Company: Warner Home Video
  • Package Type: Snap Case
  • DVD Features:
  • Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only). This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.
  • Aspect Ratio(s):
  • Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1
  • Available Audio Tracks:
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • French (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • Languages: English and French
  • Available Subtitles: English, French and Spanish
  • Closed Captioned: Yes
  • Bonus Features:
  • All-New Dolby Digital 5.1 Soundtrack Remastered for Home Theaters
  • Cast Filmographies
  • Theatrical Trailers of This and Other Great Morgan Creek Movies
  • Interactive Features:
  • Scene Access
  • Animated Interactive Menus
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