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Children of a Lesser God

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Starring (View all)
William Hurt William Hurt
James
Piper Laurie Piper Laurie
Mrs. Norman
Philip Bosco Philip Bosco
Dr. Curtis Franklin
E. Katherine Kerr E. Katherine Kerr
Mary Lee Ochs
Linda Bove Linda Bove
Marian Loesser
James Carrington James Carrington
Mr. Harrison


Written by (View all)
Mark Medoff Mark Medoff
(stage play)
Hesper Anderson Hesper Anderson
(screenplay) and


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11 years, 12 months ago at Jun 2 2:53
The film starts off interestingly, and advances quickly, but flounders in the middle, and ends happily, but uninterestingly. The ambience of the small town is vivdly captured. But with hollywood happy ending, it stops the exploration of complicated lives of the children of a lesser good. William Hurt and Marlee Matlin have done excellent work.

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10 years, 10 months ago at Jul 15 6:54
It had been a while since I wanted to check this flick. Indeed, since it was nominated for the Best Picture Academy award back in 1986, I thought I should give it a try. To be honest, even though I thought it was pretty good, it was nothing really great. The first issue I had is that the whole thing was some obvious Oscar-bait (dramas based on handicap or diseases always score well with the Academ... read more
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Description: James Leeds (William Hurt), a handsome and dedicated teacher, just started his new assignment at an elite school for the deaf. Immediately, James begins using unconventional teaching methods to reach his students.Sure enough, he manages to inspire the most introverted pupils to participate in class. But there's one person James hasn't been able to reach: the deaf custodian, Sarah Norman (Marlee Matlin). Sarah, also an alumni of the school, has chosen to remain in the safe ecosystem of the hearing impaired. James, aroused by her beauty but put off by her cynical, cold manner, vows to know her more closely and tries to reach the s ... (more)
Release date: 31 October 1986
UPC: 097360183948
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