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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 heartwarming movie about a handicapped Child
17 April 2005 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

Thinking back on this movie, I loved Sally Struthers' performance as the "champion" mother. She tries her best to know and understand deafness. I felt a tug at my heart, when Jonah is cruelly tied up on a table and looks at her pitifully. Struthers is the strong parent and only wants to see him fairly treated.She tries everything to study and help her son grow.In his silent world of deafness, Jonah befriends a fellow who helps him break out of the shell and deal with life. He discovers Sign Language, and is set free from barriers that push him away from family.The saddest scene was when Grandpa collapses and dies right in front of Jonah. This film was moving and I love it.


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