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Release Date: October 03, 1986Running Time: 110 mins.(V)
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $26,809,065.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Romance


William Hurt

Marlee Matlin

Piper Laurie

Philip Bosco

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Sarah Norman is a young deaf woman, working as a custodian at a New England school for the deaf and hard of hearing. Enthusiastic James Leeds has just joined the teaching staff and encourages Sarah to break free from her insulated life by learning to talk. But Sarah prefers to use sign language and vehemently resists his efforts to change her way of life. Despite the friction between them, James and Sarah fall in love and, before long, are living together; however, their mutual stubbornness causes great conflict between them.