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The Miracle Worker -- With a script written by William Gibson from his original play, the Miracle Worker tells the inspirational story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan.
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Release Date:
14 October 1979 (USA) See more »
Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Paul Aaron 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Gibson  play
William Gibson  screenplay

Produced by
Fred Coe .... producer
Barbara Cowan .... associate producer (as Barbara Abeles)
Alan David .... assistant producer
Sandy Gallin .... executive producer
Raymond Katz .... executive producer
Original Music by
Billy Goldenberg 
Cinematography by
Ted Voigtlander 
Film Editing by
Gerald Lee Taylor 
Art Direction by
Kim Swados 
Costume Design by
Ruth Morley 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Donna Barrett Gilbert .... hair stylist
Sound Department
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Frank Meadows .... sound mixer (as Frank Meadow)
George E. Marshall Jr. .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Lon Massey III .... lighting director
Other crew
Bill McCamey .... on-set nurse

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98 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Melissa Gilbert originally wanted to offer the part of Annie Sullivan to Meredith Baxter, but the adults working on the project suggested offering the part to Patty Duke, who had played Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962).See more »
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
encore time, 16 October 2006
Author: capricorn9 from Toronto, Canada

Just finally got a copy of this on VHS off eBay. Been trying for years. Missed it the first time around and have never seen it listed in the TV guide since. Great to see Miss Duke-Astin return to this role. What a great idea in casting! Understand Melissa Gilbert put the project together so showcase her talents and she does that quite well. Although I do find a little more humor in Miss Duke-Astin's performance (more from facial expressions)I find it very believable and proves what an actress she can be when she wants to be. The supporting cast is well chosen and performs well and this is the perfect companion piece to the original.

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