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Bill (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  22 December 1981 (USA)
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Bill, a retarded man, ventures out into the world for the first time, having spent most of his life in a dreary inner city institution. He is taken in by a kind family and learns for the ... See full summary »

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Bill Sackter
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Barry Morrow
Largo Woodruff ...
Bev Morrow
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Ms. Marge Keating, County welfare worker
Harry Goz ...
Dr. Tom Walz
Kathleen Maguire ...
Mrs. Florence Archer, Preschool teacher
William J. Daprato ...
Ray, Granville Patient
Raymond Serra ...
Harry, Bill's boss at country club (as Ray Serra)
Jenny Rebecca Dweir ...
Amy Hill, Little girl befriended by Bill at Preschool (as Jenny Dweir)
Breon Gorman ...
Children's Teacher
George Hamlin ...
Mr. Robert Morrow
Katharine Balfour ...
Mrs. Morrow (as Katherine Balfour)
Cordis Heard ...
Arlene
Harriet Rogers ...
Mae, Bill's Landlady
Lotte Palfi Andor ...
Ida Miller (as Lotta Palfi-Andor)
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Bill, a retarded man, ventures out into the world for the first time, having spent most of his life in a dreary inner city institution. He is taken in by a kind family and learns for the first time in his life what it means to love. Written by <Hunk@prodigy.net>

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A heartwarming true story.

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Biography | Drama

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22 December 1981 (USA)  »

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Followed by Bill: On His Own (1983) See more »

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Poor Fool
Music by William Kraft
Lyrics by William Humecke
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Life changing
27 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time when I was about 12 years old. I had grown up around older people, but no one with disabilities. At the beginning of the movie I remember feeling sorry for Bill, however, by the end of the movie I felt sorry for the people who didn't know Bill or have a Bill in there life. After watching this movie, I became more aware of the people around me with disabilities and befriended several. I finally began working with the developmentally disabled in my 30's and my life has never been richer. This movie was such an eye opener for me and I highly recommend it to everyone. I've watched this movie with my eldest nephew and plan to watch it with the other children in my family so that they know people with disabilities are just as capable and deserving of respect and not to be frightened of. This is a MUST see for EVERYONE!!!!


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