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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)

A disturbed,institutionalized 16-year-old girl struggles between fantasy and reality.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Based very loosely on the intricate novel by Joanne Greenberg. A young woman's devotion to a childhood fantasy kingdom has taken over her entire life and causes her endless pain and degradation. Placed in a mental hospital, she has the great good fortune to have a truly caring therapist who tries to help her accept reality, even though reality isn't so great either. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@bluemarble.net>

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29 October 1977 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Nunca te prometí un jardín de rosas  »

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The lead character was offered to Patty Duke in the late '60s. But she turned it down because she wanted to be married and not work at the time. See more »

Goofs

In the New Year's party scene, Deborah is seen with loose hair talking to Dr. Fried and then there is close-up of Deborah with her hair pulled back from her forehead. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Maps to the Stars (2014) See more »

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Singing the Greens
Written by Susan Tyrrell and Georg Michalski
Performed by Susan Tyrrell
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Catch early performances of other actors
2 June 1999 | by (Columbia, MO) – See all my reviews

Check out Dennis Quaid as the baseball pitcher, and Ron Howard's little brother as the catcher. Also credits at the end of the movie for "The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo" with Dan Elfman. This is the earliest public mention of that entity that I know of...This is Danny Elfman of course from Oingo Boingo(Dead Man's Party/I like little girls), who now does movie soundtracks such as Batman, TV shows "The Simpsons", and "Tales from the Crypt". He is also Jenna Elfman's(Dharma and Greg) uncle. Have fun with all the degrees of separation here.


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