Dummy [DVD] [1979]

  • SKU: 19289037
  • Release Date: 06/17/2011
  • Rating: NR
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Based on a true story, Dummy stars Levar Burton as Donald Lang, a deaf-mute teenager accused of killing a prostitute. Paul Sorvino co-stars as Lowell Myers, the hearing-impaired public defender who takes Burton's case. The court, deciding that Lang is incompetent to stand trial, orders the boy to be shunted away to a mental institution. Doggedly following the evidence trail, Myers argues for "due process" in the treatment of his client. While the film's ending is upbeat, real life does not always turn out so well, as the ironic closing title (which details what has happened to Burton's character since this case was resolved) demonstrates. Initially telecast May 27, 1979, Dummy was adapted by Ernest Tidyman from his own book. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • LeVar Burton
    LeVar Burton - Donald Lang
  • Brian Dennehy
    Brian Dennehy - Ragoti
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    Rose Gregorio - Jean Markin
  • Gregg Henry
    Gregg Henry - Asst. DA Smith
  • Paul Sorvino
    Paul Sorvino - Lowell Myers

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    A good movie

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    This movie really brings a tear to your eye and let you understand how easily someone with disabilities can be mistreated

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