Dummy

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1979
  • Running time: 96 min
Dummy is a 1979 American television 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... read more

Dummy is a 1979 American television 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.

Original Release

05/27/1979

US Release

05/27/1979

Cast

Paul Sorvino Lowell Myers
LeVar Burton Donald Lang
Brian Dennehy Ragoti
Rose Gregorio Jean Markin
Gregg Henry Assistant D.A. Smith
Steven Williams Julius Lang
Helen Martin Mrs. Harrod
Jonathan Pilurs Detective Romain
Paul Butler Sergeant Alonzo Hobbs
Allen Hamilton Dr. Romney
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Frank Perry

Writers

Ernest Tidyman

Cast

Paul Sorvino Lowell Myers
LeVar Burton Donald Lang
Brian Dennehy Ragoti
Rose Gregorio Jean Markin
Gregg Henry Assistant D.A. Smith
Steven Williams Julius Lang
Helen Martin Mrs. Harrod
Jonathan Pilurs Detective Romain
Paul Butler Sergeant Alonzo Hobbs
Allen Hamilton Dr. Romney
Frankie Hill Ernestine
Ray Price Black Giant
Tricia Borha Mrs. Lang
Obilo Husband
Richard Cosentino Dock Worker #1
Jack Orend Weary Worker
Wilbert Bradley Bartender
Ira Rogers Reverend Jamison
Melody Robb Case Worker
Bill Nigut Chief Orderly

Producers

Frank Konigsberg Executive Producer
Ernest Tidyman Producer
Sam Manners Producer

Editors

Donald R. Rode, Benjamin A. Weissman

1979 Emmy Outstanding Drama or Comedy Special Nominated
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