In this documentary, the director follows the day-to-day activities of his retarded, middle-aged cousin Philly, over a three-year period.

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Director Ira Wohl documents three years in the life of her cheerful, mentally handicapped 52-year-old cousin, Philip Wohl, whose elderly parents have recently started to prepare him for the day when they can no longer be his caretakers. Ira follows Philly as he travels from his apartment in Queens into Manhattan, where he takes classes to learn to care for himself. Slowly, Philly begins to learn the ways of the world and becomes more self-reliant and independent. Written by Jwelch5742

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2 April 1981 (Australia)  »

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Max Wohl: I'm hungry.
Pearl Wohl: So eat.
Max Wohl: I'm eating.
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Features The $10,000 Pyramid (1973) See more »

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If I Were a Rich Man
Written by Jerry Bock
Performed by Zero Mostel
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12 September 2004 | by (Nowhere, Everywhere) – See all my reviews

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