Tom Sullivan is in many ways a typical student attending a Boston area college, he, showing his immaturity, partaking in, often leading, mainly harmless student hijinks with his pipe smoking friend, Will Sly. He funnels many of his energies into his music as a singer/pianist. Tom also happens to be blind, which he's been since a newborn due to being provided too much oxygen while in an incubator. Tom is independently minded, and wants to be treated just like any sighted person. Like most men his age, he is also in the pursuit of the opposite sex, in the process of which he finds that he falls in love easily. Through all these activities, Tom is affected by real life including the temporariness of college life, some not being able to get over their own prejudices of being sighted in their dealings with him, and coming to the realization that there are some things more difficult to do in life when one is blind. Written by
As stated in the end credits, the little girl Sullivan saved from drowning was not his girlfriend's little sister, as portrayed in the film, but actually his own daughter. See more »
During the skydiving incident, Tom's friend takes off in a jeep on natural ground, but we hear the tires squeal as though he's on pavement. See more »
He was saving his money to buy a braille bible, but instead he insisted on buying you these!
[Will presents Mrs. Ruxton a handful of red roses]
Oh, my! The O'Brien Red! Oh, but these are so expensive! You shouldn't have. Oh! I have a precious few of these in me own rose garden, you know...
[Mrs. Ruxton has just realized that Will took the roses from her garden]
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I watched this movie over and over again back in 1983 when it was on cable, and I absolutely loved it. It's a shame it's not available on VHS or DVD because it is such a good movie. I would love to see it again.
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