"Locked In Silence" is a movie based on the true story of Stephen Cline and Dr. Harvey Rosenstock. "Locked In Silence" first came to television in May 1999 as a Sunday night movie, according to the New York Times.
It first aired on Showtime Network but is occasionally shown on other cable channels. The family drama is directed by Bruce Pittman and based on a teleplay by Dalene Young. It stars Bonnie Bedelia, Dan Hedaya and Bruce Davison. Most of the names of the real people were used in the movie.
"Locked In Silence" synopsis/plot
A little boy refuses to talk after he witnesses a murder. As his parents desperately try to find out why the boy has chosen to become mute, a family secret is revealed with the assistance of a psychologist who helps the boy speak again.
According to Newsday, the movie is based on an "mutism" case involving Stephen Cline and his psychologist Dr. Harvey Rosenstock. The real case happened in Texas.
"Locked In Silence" contains themes of selective mutism, family violence, murder and child abuse.