Based on a true story, Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system (which is unlike being born with AIDS). As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against bacteria and virus, his food is specially prepared, and his only human contact comes in the form of gloved hands. The movie follows his life into a teenager. Written by
Born with no immunity against disease, he lives in a plastic prison. Inside he is protected. Outside, there is the chance of death. But the chance of love.
Did You Know?
During filming, 22-year-old John Travolta
and 40-year-old Diana Hyland
began dating and eventually fell in love, despite the fact that Hyland was nearly 18 years older than Travolta. She was still in the process of getting divorced from writer and producer Joseph Goodson
when she passed away on Sunday, March 27, 1977, four months after their TV movie's broadcast, and while Travolta was filming Saturday Night Fever
(1977). See more
Todd swallows the eye from his Teddy bear. the parents run down to get Todd to cough up the plastic eye to save him from choking. the scene fades to black. there is no scene that actually shows them removing the plastic eye from the chamber, so Todd is free to swallow it again. See more
My son is not a freak!
What Would They Say
Composed by Paul Williams
Sung by Paul Williams See more