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Joanna Lee (written by)
Robert Meyers (book)
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Release Date:
13 April 1979 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Badly acted and insulting. See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Shaun Cassidy ... Roger Meyers

Linda Purl ... Virginia Rae Hensler

Zalman King ... Bill Stein

James Keach ... Robert Meyers Jr.

Michael McGuire ... Robert Meyers

Maureen Arthur ... Aunt Kate
Jack Murdock ... Lloyd Davis

Hope Lange ... Roz Meyers
Jim Gatherum ... Roger at 11 (as Jimmy Gatherum)
Doreen Lang ... Grandma Teresa

McKee Anderson ... Dorothy

Miriam Byrd-Nethery ... Billie (as Miriam Byrd Nethery)

Jeannine Riley ... Donna (as Jennine Riley)
Fritzi Burr ... Mrs. Peterson
Carmen Zapata ... License Clerk
Dave Turner ... Tully

Fred D. Scott ... William
Julie Anne Haddock ... Amy
Christopher Ciampa ... Tony (as Chris Ciampa)

Ken Medlock ... Ray

Michael Fairman ... Lt. Anderson

Rhea Perlman ... Jan
Ed Ness ... The Doctor
Dick Billingsley ... Roger at 4
Michael Hughes ... Caffey
Dago Dimster ... Robert at 9
Suzanne Kent ... Dee
Danny Williams ... Bobby at 5
An Tsan Hu ... Tracey Ann Chue (as Hu An Tsan)
Frankie Kabott ... Robert at 18
Cooper Neal ... Sullivan
Steve Butts ... Casey
Adam Gunn ... Gordon
Marty Smith ... Stewart
Jamie Silvani ... Boy at Dance

Bruce Katzman ... Reservations Clerk
Alex Kubik ... Bartender
James Burr Johnson ... Woodshop Instructor (as James-Burr Johnson)
Peter Burnell ... Young Man at Y
T.J. Castronovo ... Customer in Bar
Shepherd Sanders ... Customer (as Sheperd Sanders)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Farley Cadena ... Girl at Dance
Geoff Waddell ... Baby Roger

Walter Brooke ... Minister (uncredited)

Directed by
Harvey Hart 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joanna Lee  written by
Robert Meyers  book

Produced by
Joanna Lee .... producer
Donie Nelson .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Addison 
Cinematography by
Charles F. Wheeler (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Harry Keller 
Art Direction by
Stan Jolley 
Set Decoration by
Richard D. Kent  (as Richard Kent)
Production Management
Ted Butcher .... production manager
Mark Evans .... executive production manager
Joseph Silver .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara Bass .... first assistant director
Carla Brand Breitner .... second assistant director (as Carla Breitner)
Sound Department
William Hartman .... sound editor
Richard Sperber .... sound editor (as Richard A. Sperber)
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Mathias .... gaffer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephen Lodge .... costumer (uncredited)
Music Department
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor
Robert H. Raff .... music editor
Transportation Department
Dean E. Mason .... driver camera truck
William Hogue .... driver (uncredited)

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97 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Roger Meyers:Ginny!
Virginia Rae Hensler:No babies Roger, they say we will eat them.
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6 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Badly acted and insulting., 21 September 2006
Author: spursboy77 from United Kingdom

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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