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Deadly Whispers (1995)

When Kathy Acton is found dead, her parents, Tom and Carol, swear they will find her assailant. But as the investigation gets under way, it appears that the only remaining suspect is the ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Norton

Writers:

Ted Schwarz (book), Dennis Turner (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Danza ... Tom Acton
Pamela Reed ... Carol Acton
Ving Rhames ... Det. Jackson
Heather Tom ... Kathy Acton
Camryn Manheim ... Betty
Sean Haberle ... Jim
Ellen Dubin ... Susan Banks
Sal Landi ... Tom's Father
Michael P. McCarthy Michael P. McCarthy ... Peter Acton
Amanda Fuller ... Crystal Acton
Richard Gross ... Attorney Clarence Brandon
Maureen McVerry Maureen McVerry ... Dr. Miller
Kevin Mason Kevin Mason ... Tom at Thirteen
Michael M. Foley Michael M. Foley ... Officer with Social Worker
Fred D. Coleman Fred D. Coleman ... Forensic Officer
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When Kathy Acton is found dead, her parents, Tom and Carol, swear they will find her assailant. But as the investigation gets under way, it appears that the only remaining suspect is the girl's father. Carol is torn between the love for her husband and the story the police tells. Written by Lars Skogan

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During the opening scene, we see Carol making breakfast. As she sets down the milk carton, it tips back & forth. Then she bumps it & it almost falls over, revealing it to be an empty prop. See more »

Quotes

[Kathy exits out of her dad's car in anger]
Tom Acton: Wait a minute, honey ...
Kathy Acton: No! No! No more! You know something, you embarrass me! You're always around - around my friends, at church! You're always hanging on me!
Tom Acton: [approaches her] Don't say that, please, please.
Kathy Acton: [walks away, furiously] How the hell else am I gonna get you to listen to me? Sometimes, I think you're deaf and dumb!
Tom Acton: Aw, please...
Kathy Acton: Deaf, dumb, stupid bastard!
[camera zooms close to Tom's face]
Tom Acton: [darkly] Don't call me that.
Kathy Acton: [coldly] Go to hell, you ...
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Not as bad as some seem to think.
16 March 2003 | by ljqSee all my reviews

The first thing that struck me about this film is that (as far as I know) there are no Italian hill people and not many Italian southerners. The incongruity of Tony Danza with a southern accent made it hard to suspend disbelief long enough to get involved in the story line. Perhaps this was part of the reason the first commenter on this film found it "The funniest bad TV movie ever."

It didn't seem to be quite that bad, in my view. Except for Tony Danza's ethnicity, the casting seemed excellent. The actors playing his father and daughter actually looked as if they could be his father and daughter (something one doesn't always find), and the action moved well enough to keep some members of my family riveted to the screen. As a person with many northern relatives and many southern relatives, I thought his accent to be pretty well done. On the whole, not that bad a movie, and it didn't seem to me to have a funny moment in it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1995 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Placerville, California, USA

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1.33 : 1
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