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The Loneliest Runner (1976)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Sport  -  20 December 1976 (USA)
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A fourteen year old bed wetter runs home from school every day to retrieve the wet sheet his mother has hung from his bedroom window to punish him. He races to get there before any of his ... See full summary »

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A fourteen year old bed wetter runs home from school every day to retrieve the wet sheet his mother has hung from his bedroom window to punish him. He races to get there before any of his friends pass the house. This enforced training prepares him to become a competitive runner. The script, by 'Michael Landon', is autobiographical Written by Frank Wallace <fwallace@nct.org>

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Never humiliate your kids
24 April 2001 | by (Lincoln, NE) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie as an immature college kid and was amused by the subject matter. I saw it again a few years later, this time as the father of young children. What a different perspective. Watching the manner in which the mother humiliated this poor boy, I vowed NEVER to embarrass my children, especially in front of their friends. My heart ached for the boy in this movie. A great movie for parents to watch - I wish I could run across it again sometime on the tube.


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