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Like Normal People (1979)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  13 April 1979 (USA)
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A mentally-challenged man and woman meet, fall in love and are determined to get married, despite the initial objections of their families and friends. Based on a true story.

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Roger Meyers
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Virginia Rae Hensler
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Bill Stein
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Robert Meyers Jr.
Michael McGuire ...
Robert Meyers
Maureen Arthur ...
Aunt Kate
Jack Murdock ...
Lloyd Davis
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Roz Meyers
Jim Gatherum ...
Roger at 11 (as Jimmy Gatherum)
Doreen Lang ...
Grandma Teresa
McKee Anderson ...
Dorothy
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Billie (as Miriam Byrd Nethery)
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Donna (as Jennine Riley)
Fritzi Burr ...
Mrs. Peterson
Carmen Zapata ...
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A mentally-challenged man and woman meet, fall in love and are determined to get married, despite the initial objections of their families and friends. Based on a true story.

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Robert Meyers Jr.: Mom, Dad. All my life I've wanted to be a writer. This meeting is for me, it's about *me*. Not once have you ever talked about finding me an agent.
Robert Meyers: You're normal, you don't need our help...
Robert Meyers Jr.: [astonished and angry] Whatever gave you that idea?
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This is possibly the worst TV movie ever made.
1 December 2007 | by (california) – See all my reviews

I enjoy high camp and this is the holy grail of T.V. camp. While this was made to be sensitive tale of two people in love in a time when love for them was not allowed, it is nothing more than a send up of people with disabilities. I laughed out loud when this thing first aired. In fact everyone I knew laughed out loud. The only film I can think of that has more unintentional funny dialog is the English dubbed version of Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster. The enjoyable aspect is you get to see some great location shots in Los Angeles. When was the last time you saw Love's Ribs on Pico? (BTW that was a real lazy location FOX! What was it... Two blocks from the front gate?) There is nothing kind or touching in this film. A contemporary viewer would would laugh non-stop until the bitter predictable preachy end. This is dark comedy at its finest. Come on Zalman King playing someone who cares? No way! It gets a ten in my book for being a constant source of jokes.


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