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
In the opening scenes, as the baby is wheeled down the hospital corridor in the sealed incubator the actors accidentally lift the camera side of the incubator allowing germ-filled air to enter the incubator. See more
Dr. Ernest Gunther
May we have the air conditioning ducts and heat vents closed, please. And no movement while the air settles down. Anybody down there planning on having an itch, please scratch it now. Not later, please.
Referenced in Superstar
What Would They Say
Composed by Paul Williams
Sung by Paul Williams See more