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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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Plot Keywords:

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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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

Eva Martin: First this doctor tells me I'm pregnant even though I've only been with the man a year, then some idiot starts talking these medical terms, and I'm stupid enough to buy it all!
Claudia Jacoby: So what? You're here now in this hospital room, and I'm gonna be here for what's left of my life.
Eva Martin: You, you'll get on my nerves all day.
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Soundtracks

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Leslie Peel
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A memory that won't go away. . .
9 August 2005 | by lazlohollyfeldSee all my reviews

I saw this movie a very long time ago on HBO. It was a night that I could not sleep, perhaps it was around 2:00AM. I remember being taken by the characters and the pace of the film. I was interested the whole way through. My aunt died of cancer and I could understand the pain she was going through after watching this film. It is well done, and a gem. I remember the scene when Jami Gertz is brushing her hair and she realizes what is happening to her in the hospital. It is a powerful scene that simply will not leave my memory. When an image leaves an imprint in one's memory, then you know you have come across a great film.


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