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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Andy Chadakis
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Mrs. Chadakis
Zvee Scooler ...
Mr. Chadakis
Murvyn Vye ...
Bartender
Warren Finnerty ...
Sanovich
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Margie
William Griffis ...
Kennedy
Al Nesor ...
Sommerville
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sudie Bond
Judith Lowry
Lou Martini ...
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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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Award: Grand Prix Inter-Clubs du Cinéma 1966, France (Tied with Kaneto Shindo's "Onibaba"). See more »

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Unjustly neglected
27 April 2004 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

A very fine, forgotten movie that deserves a great deal better than the total obscurity that has shrouded it over the years. After being shown on late-night TV in the early Seventies, Andy just dropped out of sight. And that's a shame. This is really an outstanding movie, filmed on location in New York and featuring excellent performances, particularly by Alden in the lead role. This is what used to be called an "art" movie, receiving limited distribution but often far outclassing the movies of the era. In some respects this film was better than "Charly," the Cliff Robertson film that explored mental retardation several years later.


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