A young American boy unable to overcome a speech defect is disturbed by the constant bickering of his parents, and when they get divorced, he slides into an emotional breakdown.

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Roger Tunnell
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Chris Bentley
Lynn Carlin ...
Mrs. Baxter
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Sally Thomsett ...
Nemo Newman
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Mr. Rawling
Paul Maxwell ...
Mr. Baxter
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...
Mr. Fishie
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Mrs. Newman
George Tovey ...
George
Marianne Stone ...
Woman
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Nurse Kennedy
Frank Singuineau ...
Dr. Barbour
Mavis Villiers ...
Woman in aircraft
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A young American boy unable to overcome a speech defect is disturbed by the constant bickering of his parents, and when they get divorced, he slides into an emotional breakdown.

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Chris makes a reference to Roger Tunnell as the Galloping Gourmet of France. Galloping Gourmet was the title of Graham Kerr's television cooking program and became the name with which Kerr marketed himself. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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I Won't Dance
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Music by Jerome Kern with original lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and revised lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Otto A. Harbach and Jimmy McHugh
Performed by Jean-Pierre Cassel
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Scott Jacoby steals the show again
14 March 2002 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

In the early 70s, I never heard of a kid actor named Scott Jacoby. Then one week I saw him in like 3 movies in a row airing in the middle of the night. Baxter! isn't as good as "Bad Ronald," but it held my interest even though I was just a kid, and it's still a great film today. Scott plays this kid Roger with a lisp and he has to get speech therapy. He kinda comes of age while going through this. Sounds kind simple, and it is, but it has some intense moments. Good stuff.


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