Bluffing It (1987)


Dennis Weaver stars in this TV movie as a blue-collar family man who has earned his own keep for 40 years. He holds down a well-paying job at a Massachusetts factory–until one day, when he is summarily dismissed. The reason? He has spent his adult life harboring a terrible secret: he has never learned to read or write.

Director: James Steven Sadwith (as James Sadwith).
Writers: James Steven Sadwith (as James Sadwith), Linda Johnsson, Christopher Sands.
Stars: Dennis Weaver, Janet Carroll, Michele Little, Robert Sean Leonard, Cleavant Derricks, Vicki Wauchope, Wanda Cannon, George Buza, Michael Copeman, Michael Donoghue.


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  1. Vidor
    January 28, 2022

    Oh man, I remember watching this movie. Weaver’s character orders burgers every single time he goes to any restaurant because he can’t read the menu. In the picture shown above where he’s “reading” to his granddaughter, we learn that he just guesses the stories to children’s books based off of the pictures, and the granddaughter catches him getting the story wrong.

  2. Salim
    January 28, 2022

    James Steven Sadwith isn’t the director?

    • Jon W.
      January 29, 2022

      He is, I just fixed it. Thanks for letting me know 🙂

  3. Darlene Ratzlaff
    May 22, 2022

    Can I purchase this DVD? I remember watching it a few years ago and I really enjoyed it. I want a copy if I can get one.

    • Jon W.
      May 23, 2022

      No DVD, sorry.
      You can alwayws burn it yourself tho, software like ConvertXToDVD can help you with that, it’s pretty easy 🙂

  4. Wolfgang Jahn
    August 30, 2022

    I am always happy to catch one with Dennis Weaver, He was that rare down-to-earth guy, who gave credibility to every role he played. No bragging, no flashy fancy stuff, just the real deal. 👏👏👏

    Hardly any of this rare breed around anymore these days.

    RIP Dennis.

    Great TV-movie, btw. 9/10.

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