Dummy (1979 film)
by Ernest Tidyman
|Screenplay by||Ernest Tidyman|
|Directed by||Frank Perry|
|Theme music composer||Gil Askey|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Frank Konigsberg|
|Editor(s)||Donald R. Rode|
Benjamin A. Weissman
|Running time||96 minutes|
|Production company(s)||The Königsberg Company|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television|
|Original release||May 27, 1979|
Dummy is a 1979 American made-for-television drama film starring LeVar Burton as Donald Lang and Paul Sorvino as Lowell Meyers, Lang's attorney. Based on Ernest Tidyman's nonfiction book of the same name, the film dramatizes the life of Lang, an African-American deaf man from Chicago who was acquitted of the murders of two prostitutes.
This article needs a plot summary. (September 2017)
- Paul Sorvino as Lowell Myers
- LeVar Burton as Donald Lang
- Brian Dennehy as Ragoti
- Rose Gregorio as Jean Markin
- Gregg Henry as Assistant D.A. Smith
- Steven Williams as Julius Lang
- Helen Martin as Mrs. Harrod
The film won a Peabody Award and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.
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