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Bill: On His Own (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  9 November 1983 (USA)
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Bill Sackter struggles to cope after his best friend and guardian, Barry Morrow and his wife Beverly move away. Bill moves into a group home run by Mae Driscoll who teaches him how to read.... See full summary »

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Bill Sackter
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Jenny Wells
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Angela
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Kenny
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Mae Driscoll
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Rabbi Jeff Portman
Harry Goz ...
Tom Walz
Largo Woodruff ...
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Barry Morrow
Terry Evans ...
Doug
Marianna Clore Blase ...
Mrs. Noble
Jeremy Michael Hayes ...
Clay
Marina Astudillo ...
Dr. Edith Franklin
Sharon Menzel ...
Shirley Crandall
Sebastian Beeton ...
Jamie Turner
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Bill Sackter struggles to cope after his best friend and guardian, Barry Morrow and his wife Beverly move away. Bill moves into a group home run by Mae Driscoll who teaches him how to read. Bill soon discovers his religious heritage, overcoming the fire that accidentally destroyed his small canteen business, and then travels to California to search for the Morrows. Written by Anonymous

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Sequel to the true story "Bill".

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Bill: Por Conta Própria  »

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having grown up with mentally challenged siblings
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Having grown up with mentally challenged siblings this movie is such a sweet and heart warming movie. It touched my heart and gave me hope that someday my sisters could and would be accepted in this world as well as valued the way I value them.... I know the pain of having someone who is different if you will in your life that you love and respect and to have to watch them being treated as less than human its just not right! Bill is so correct when he says Jesus loves us ALL! We should all take the time to know someone like Bill he was and is an inspiration! God bless you ALWAYS BILL SACKTER AND BARRY MORROW & YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY FOR BEING THE FAMILY BILL NEEDED AND Didn't HAVE. thank you so much for this movie!


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