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Like Normal People (1979)

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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Virginia Rae Hensler: WahJah!
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A highly recommended, challenging, touching portrayal of two slightly retarded young people who fall in love and want to marry.
28 December 1998 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

Cassidy and Purl give credible, moving performances as a slightly retarded young couple who fall in love and want to get married--to be "like normal people". Unfortunately, their parents and their friends don't believe they have the ability to do so. Thus the story moves along their struggles to overcome a system which seeks to suppress those "outside the norm"; in a more profound sense, it is a realistic, gritty look at what obstacles true love can overcome. An extremely difficult, challenging role for each to play effectively; but how magnificently they rose to that challenge. It is certainly worth the time to view this film--like rare flowers, the fragrance remains long after the blossoms are gone.


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