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...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  28 January 1979 (USA)
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A couple whose son had been diagnosed as mentally retarded, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is deaf, not retarded.

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Jenny Corelli
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Danny Corelli
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Connie
Titos Vandis ...
Grandpa
Penny Santon ...
Grandma
Ruth Manning ...
Mrs. Marquardt
Jeffrey Bravin ...
Jonah
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Dickie
Erica Yohn ...
Jenny's Mother
Antony Ponzini ...
Larry (as Anthony Ponzini)
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Ann
Jeremy Licht ...
Anthony
Rose Barbato ...
Carmella
Tracee Lyles ...
1st Aide
Robin Pearson Rose ...
Kate
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A couple whose son had been diagnosed as mentally retarded, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is deaf, not retarded.

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A fine exploration of deafness
27 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Made at a time when the handicapped were much less understood this is a fine examination of one child and family's struggle out of misdiagnosis.

Sally Struthers much better known for her comedic work is excellent as the mother lost in a maze of frustration of how to help her deaf child find his place in a hearing world after three years of incorrect institutionalization.

Some of the methods she pursues are arcane but they provide a snapshot of what treatment procedures were at the dawn of the 80's. Both entertaining and informative with many fine performances and a profoundly moving last half hour.


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