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Two of a Kind (1982)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  9 October 1982 (USA)
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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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1 August 2001 | by (Duncan, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

While it's true that Robby Benson and George Burns did a remarkable job in this movie, Cliff Robertson and Barbara Barrie also deserve much applause. They both demonstrated so well the awkwardness of a father who loves his family but is having a difficult time making that love understood, and a mother who is dealing with a disabled child the best way she knows how but is unwilling to accept his growing independence. Their portrayals are true-to-life. I know. I've been there myself.

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