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Still relevant (in 1999) and funny

8/10
Author: Brian Leonard (unclebrian@brianleonard.net) from Springfield, VA
23 April 1999

This is an all-star educational film about "hiring the handicapped". Michael Keaton--a good 4 or 5 years before stardom--plays a filmmaker who takes "a different approach" to educational films of this type. Several different approaches, actually, mostly "suggested" by showbiz personalities. Keaton is pretty bad, and the whole thing has a forced feeling to it--but it is still eye-opening, very funny in places, and sadly relevant. And, yes, that's Norman Lear "acting".

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Are you tired of only wondering about this?.....

Author: (ebayheadsups@yahoo.com) from United States
19 August 2006

.....then by all means let me know directly at the above e-mail address so that I may arrange for a copy for you. A true wonder with much to recommend it, including a fascinating early appearance by Michael Keaton as a socially pro-active young filmmaker trying to pitch his latest work, a curious musical designed as a plea for hiring the handicapped (or rather, the physically challenged, for those partial to being politically correct without fail). To help drive home his message on behalf of the disabled, he's recruited a motley crew of 'able' supporting characters played by the likes of Carroll O'Connor and Betty White….indeed, all playing themselves. A genuine curiosity piece that really must be seen and heard to be truly appreciated. And once seen and heard, it will never be forgotten.

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bittersweet

8/10
Author: lovetovoice from United States
28 December 2005

I met one of the actors,thee actual employer of the disabled....he told me all about it, now, How can I order this movie for my own library??? It sounds so bittersweet and something we should all view going into a new year. Apparently Ron, my acquaintance, counseled Lear on how the disabled employees work and their feelings and thoughts on their life. He was a vital part of the project. The film won several awards for small film works and possibly a documentary category if my memory serves me well.Ron just received a copy a few weeks ago himself so was quite proud of his contribution. i would like to share in his joy by owning a copy of this. Could someone please direct me to orders?

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