The story of a mentally handicapped middle-aged man and how he, and his elderly parents who must take care of him, manage to get along in New York City.


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Credited cast:
Andy Chadakis
Mrs. Chadakis
Zvee Scooler ...
Mr. Chadakis
Warren Finnerty ...
William Griffis ...
Al Nesor ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sudie Bond
Lou Martini ...


Mr. and Mrs. Cliadakis, a couple of Greek immigrants, live in a poor neighborhood of New York. Their son, Andy, is in his forties but he has the mental age of a child and his behavior outside the norm is not taken well by the neighbors of the family. Andy's parents therefore decide to put him in a nursing home... Written by Guy Bellinger

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23 January 1965 (USA)  »

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Award: Grand Prix Inter-Clubs du Cinéma 1966, France (Tied with Kaneto Shindo's "Onibaba"). See more »

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Excellent little film!
9 July 2007 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

I caught this once on TV many years ago, and waited for a few years to see it again on TV, and the second viewing confirmed my original impression - a cast of unknowns, headed by Norman Alden, made a beautiful small film that should be released on DVD as soon as possible. Alden played mostly heavies in the films I'd seen him in before, and this was a revelation - he was totally believable and very expressive with his movements, something talented big men can do like no others. The script is almost hyper-realistic, with a good feel for natural language, depending on other characters interactions with Andy to advance each set piece in the film. All in all, a great little independent film.

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