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Silence Like Glass (1989)

Zwei Frauen (original title)
R | | Drama | August 1990 (USA)
A ballet dancer is affected with cancer.

Director:

Carl Schenkel

Writers:

Donald Arthur (additional dialogue), Bea Hellmann | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jami Gertz ... Eva Martin
Martha Plimpton ... Claudia Jacoby
George Peppard ... Mr. Martin
Bruce Payne ... Dr. Burton
Rip Torn ... Dr. Markowitz
Gayle Hunnicutt ... Mrs. Martin
Dayle Haddon ... Darlene Meyers
Theresa Merritt ... Nurse Wilson
James Remar ... Charly
John Farren John Farren ... Ivanov
Madeleine Sherwood ... Grandmother
Matthew Burton ... Chaplain Lawrence
Yeardley Smith ... Karen
Gedeon Burkhard ... Bud
Kathleen Doyle ... Mrs. Jacoby
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Storyline

Fact-based story of a 19 year old ballerina (Gertz) whose collapse on stage leads to the discovery that she has cancer. Transferred to a specialty clinic, she rooms with a working class girl who is directly in conflict with the more refined girl. With both facing their potential deaths, an unlikely bond is formed. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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cancer | death | ballet | bald | strength | See All (14) »

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Nothing could shatter their friendship... Nothing.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

West Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silence Like Glass See more »

Filming Locations:

Bregenz, Vorarlberg, Austria See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Mrs. Martin: What comes to mind when you hear the word "silence"?
Eva Martin: Glass.
Mrs. Martin: What frightens you more than anything?
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Soundtracks

Ballade No.1 in G
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Anne Dudley
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A excellent movie that captures the essence of cancer
15 February 2000 | by brickickerSee all my reviews

This movie, although dry and depressing, captures the fear and anger that young cancer patients face every day. For those people out there who feel that this movie is too much, then I hope you never are stricken with a deadly disease. I have not been that fortunate. I am currently in remission from stage 3b Hodgkin's disease that I fought for 2 years. I am now 23 years old and can identify with both Eva and Claudia in their daily struggles. Although the setting makes this movie seem very cold, the director was trying to show the isolation that cancer patients feel. This is the type of movie that should open our hearts to those who are sick and realize that some people really are going through this kind of pain.


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