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Dummy (1979)





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In this made for TV movie, a young black man who is deaf and virtually illiterate is falsely accused of murder. The courts appoint him an attorney - a deaf attorney. Despite the handicaps, these two communicate with one another and this is a poignant tale of overcoming handicaps in the face of overwhelming adversity.


LeVar Burton
as Donald Lang
Paul Sorvino
as Lowell Myers
Rose Gregorio
as Jean Markin
Gregg Henry
as Asst. DA Smith
Steven Williams
as Julius Lang
Helen Martin
as Mrs. Harrod
Jonathan Pilurs
as Detective Romain
Paul Butler
as Sgt. Alonzo Hobbs
Frankie Hill
as Ernestine Williams
Allen Hamilton
as Dr. Romney
James O'Reilly
as Judge O'Mara
Ray Price
as Black Giant
Tricia Borha
as Mrs. Lang
Joe Clarke
as Young Donald
as Husband
Richard Cosentino
as Dock Worker
Jack Orend
as Weary Worker
Wilbert Bradley
as Bartender
Ira Rogers
as Rev. Jamison
Samantha Caulfield
as Woman Expert
Melody Robb
as Case Worker
Bill Nigut
as Chief Orderly
Nancy Baird
as Teacher
Irma Riley
as Black Hooker
Ian Williams
as Court Clerk
James Spinks
as Bar Patron
Frank Heinrich
as Male Resident
Jobe Cerny
as Bailiff
Burton Collins
as 2nd Orderly
Yaumilton Brown
as Card Player
Lorenzo Clemons
as 2nd Worker
J.J. Butler
as Jury Foreman
Paul Cook
as Grand Jury Foreman
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