Nolie has just turned 21 but is mentally challenged and acts more like 8. While claiming that she only wants to help him, his "smother" actually likes things that way. One day Nolie visits ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ross 'Boppy' Minor
Noel 'Nolie' Minor
Dottie Minor
Frank Minor
Nurse Mary
Ted Hahn
Nurse Harris
Ellen Blake ...
Aarika Wells ...
Michelle Buffone ...


Nolie has just turned 21 but is mentally challenged and acts more like 8. While claiming that she only wants to help him, his "smother" actually likes things that way. One day Nolie visits his beloved grandfather in a rest home and is horrified at how the old man has deteriorated, vegetating in his wheelchair. He realizes that this is partly due to the medication the nurses are giving him. Nolie decides that he must rehabilitate Grandpa himself, since no one else cares. Furthermore, he and Grandpa must keep their project a secret. It's a job for a man, and time for Nolie to become one. Written by Paul Emmons <>

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A grandfather and grandson forge a one-of-a-kind bond with laughter, love, and a little golf.







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9 October 1982 (USA)  »

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GE Theater: Two of a Kind  »

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Music by James Di Pasquale
Lyrics by Dory Previn
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What A Magnificent Journey! What A Powerful Message!
19 May 2008 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Movie making doesn't get any better than "Two Of A Kind!" This is one of the most deeply moving films I have ever had the the privilege to watch! The chemistry between Robby Benson and George Burns is magnificent! The acting is so phenomenal, I'm going to locate any film Robby Benson has ever made! I miss George Burns, and I have never seen him in a drama before! At first, I almost didn't recognize him! He was that good!

This is a story about two men on the fringes of American society: an elderly man in a nursing home who is suffering from a deep depression and at the same time, being over medicated; and his mildly retarded grandson, who also happens to be very clever and tough! He cuts through all the B.S. and gets the job done! He is truly a man!

"Two Of A Kind" will remind anyone who has forgotten, in a concrete way, what the power of love and a strong will can accomplish! Lets hope Hollywood starts making more films like this one! And isn't it about time "Two of A Kind" is released on DVD? I think it's very important more people see this subversive film!

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