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Children of a Lesser God (1986)

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William Hurt William Hurt
James Leeds
Marlee Matlin Marlee Matlin
Sarah Norman
Piper Laurie Piper Laurie
Mrs. Norman
Philip Bosco Philip Bosco
Dr. Curtis Franklin
Allison Gompf Allison Gompf
Lydia
John F. Cleary John F. Cleary
Johnny
Philip Holmes Philip Holmes
Glen
Georgia Ann Cline Georgia Ann Cline
Cheryl


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Mark Medoff Mark Medoff
(stage play)
Hesper Anderson Hesper Anderson
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6 years, 6 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.

A good movie

5 years, 4 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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