Hear No Evil
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRobert Greenwald
Written byR.M. Badat
Danny Rubin
Kathleen Rowell
Produced byRobert Greenwald
David Matalon
CinematographySteven Shaw
Edited byÉva Gárdos
Music byGraeme Revell
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • March 26, 1993 (1993-03-26)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$10 million[1]
Box office$5,679,569

Hear No Evil is a 1993 American thriller film directed by Robert Greenwald, starring 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 on the television series The West Wing.


Jillian Shanahan, a deaf woman, 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 police officer, 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. He later 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 and 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 in 1,430 theaters. It ranked at #6 at the box-office, making $2.6 million in its opening weekend. It went on to gross $5.6 million in its theatrical run.


The film received negative reviews from film critics and has an 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 9 reviews.[2]

Home video

Hear No Evil was released on VHS on August 11, 1993 and on DVD on September 7, 2004.

See also


  1. ^ "AFI|Catalog".
  2. ^ "Hear No Evil (1993)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 21 July 2020.