Hear No Evil (film)

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Hear No Evil
Hear no evil poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert Greenwald
Produced by Robert Greenwald
David Matalon
Written by R.M. Badat
Danny Rubin
Kathleen Rowell
Music by Graeme Revell
Cinematography Steven Shaw
Edited by Éva Gárdos
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • March 26, 1993 (1993-03-26)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $5,679,569

Hear No Evil is a 1993 American thriller film about a deaf woman who falls foul of a corrupt police officer looking for a stolen coin that has been hidden in the woman's pager. The film stars Marlee Matlin, D. B. Sweeney, and Martin Sheen. It was released by 20th Century Fox on March 26, 1993. Matlin and Sheen would later co-star in The West Wing.


Jillian Shanahan, a hearing-impaired women, and an athletic trainer, is unaware that her client Mickey O'Malley, has hidden a stolen rare coin in her pager. After Mickey gets arrested at Jillian's apartment by Lt. Brock, a corrupt cop, he gets interrogated by him in the back of a police car under the bridge. After that, he returns to Jillian's apartment, only to find Jillian is not there. Later he goes to a diner owned by his friend Ben Kendall and tries to call Jillian, but does not get a response. Soon after, he leaves the diner in Ben's car. He is killed when the car gets blown up on the bridge, and the car lands in the river below. Ben begins to suspect that Lt. Brock is behind Mickey's death as well as series of terrifying threats that Jillian begins to receive. After that, Jillian and Ben are being stalked by a killer who also wants the coin.



Principal photography began on May 4, 1992. Filming took place in & around Portland, Oregon where the film is set. Other locations in Portland including the Hawthorne Bridge, Mount Tabor Park, the Union Station, the Willamette River and at the Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood, Oregon where the final climax of the film is shot. Production officially wrapped on June 26, 1992.


Hear No Evil was released on March 26, 1993.


The film received negative reviews & has a 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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