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Bill Sackter, a intellectually disabled 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 ... See full summary »

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Bill Sackter
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Barry Morrow
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Beverly Morrow
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Ms. Marge Keating
Harry Goz ...
Dr. Tom Walz
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Mrs. Florence Archer
William J. Daprato ...
Ray
Raymond Serra ...
Harry (as Ray Serra)
Jenny Rebecca Dweir ...
Amy Hill (as Jenny Dweir)
Breon Gorman ...
Children's Teacher
George Hamlin ...
Mr. Robert Morrow
Katharine Balfour ...
Mrs. Morrow (as Katherine Balfour)
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Arlene
Harriet Rogers ...
Mae
Lotte Palfi Andor ...
Ida Miller (as Lotta Palfi-Andor)
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Bill Sackter, a intellectually disabled 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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References I Dream of Jeannie (1965) See more »

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Poor Fool
Music by William Kraft
Lyrics by William Humecke
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Minor league TV B-Movie
20 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

An amateur documentary film maker takes a little old man, Bill, for subject. The man is mentally ill. They learn respect while knowing each other's secret. Story of good intentions, but this is truly a minor league TV B-Movie. Settings are awful, actors others than the two stars are mediocre. Veteran Mickey Rooney portrays a warm man and provides very good acting. That's the only reason to watch this.


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