Trapped in Silence

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Trapped in Silence ★★ 1986

Young Sutherland, abused since childhood, stops speaking to protect himself mentally and physically. Psychologist Mason is determined to break down the walls to help him confront his pain. Interesting cameo by Silver as a gay counselor forced out of his job when his sexual preference is discovered. Mildly melodramatic made-for-TV message drama. 94m/C VHS, DVD . Marsha Mason, Kiefer Sutherland, John Mahoney, Amy Wright; Cameos: Ron Silver; D: Michael Tuchner.