Silent Fall

1994

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Bruce Beresford
Writer: Akiva Goldsman
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Hamilton, John Lithgow, J.T. Walsh, Liv Tyler, Ben Faulkner

Synopsis:
A conservative New England community is shattered by the grisly murder of a wealthy middle-aged couple. They only eyewitness is the victims’ 9-year-old autistic son, Tim (Ben Faulkner). Dr. Jake Rainer (Richard Dreyfuss), a therapist with a troubled history, is brought in to work with the boy, who must also confront his own personal demons.

Quotes:
Dr. Jake Rainer: “Abuse victims are always the best actors. They have to be to live their whole lives with the pain and shame, pretending there is nothing wrong. It’s the greatest performance of all.”