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.
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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
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Dorothy
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Billie (as Miriam Byrd Nethery)
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Donna (as Jennine Riley)
Fritzi Burr ...
Mrs. Peterson
Carmen Zapata ...
License Clerk
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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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13 April 1979 (USA)  »

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Como personas normales  »

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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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Badly acted and insulting.
21 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My girlfriend and i watched this movie for the first time the other day and actually laughed at the acting in it. I have never seen such bad acting, i know this was never made to be a Hollywood blockbuster but "Waa-Jah" was just a joke. How did they ever get the budget to make this film? After getting over the initial laughter of the acting we realised that the way the actors were playing these characters was actually quite insulting. There is a very fine line when playing someone with any kind of disability, it is either very good i.e Sean Penn in "I am Sam", or what we have here in this movie which amounts to playing the character more like a playground taunt rather than with any thought or feeling.


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