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Release Date:
9 November 1983 (USA) See more »
Sequel to the true story "_Bill (1981) (TV)_(qv)".
Bill Sackter struggles to cope after his best friend and guardian, Barry Morrow and his wife Beverly move away... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win See more »
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Credits - Helen Hunt - Mickey Rooney - Edie McClurg See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mickey Rooney ... Bill Sackter

Helen Hunt ... Jenny Wells

Edie McClurg ... Angela

Tracey Walter ... Kenny

Teresa Wright ... Mae Driscoll

Paul Lieber ... Rabbi Jeff Portman
Harry Goz ... Tom Walz
Largo Woodruff ... Beverly Morrow

Dennis Quaid ... 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

Mona Lee Fultz ... Mrs. Turner (as Mona Fultz)

Blue Deckert ... Stan (as Edward 'Blue' Deckert)
Katherine Haack ... Little girl
Ralph L. Katz ... Cantor (as Cantor Ralph L. Katz)
Richard Andrew ... Customer
John Perry Edson ... Gordon Everett

Sharisse Baker-Bernard ... Ruth (as Sharisse Baker)
Fred Greenlee ... Mailman

Turk Pipkin ... Juggler
Doris Hargrave ... Roberta Strangis
Jim Danko ... Man
Mark Edson ... Waiter
Jack E. Shadix ... Fire marshal
Jules W. Herlihy ... Airport guard
Deborah Shore ... Receptionist

Eva Maria Campbell ... Salesgirl

Lyle Lovett ... Singer at beach
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Patrick Lockett ... Student (uncredited)
Edith Mills ... Extra (uncredited)
Zeke Mills ... Extra (uncredited)

Barry Morrow ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Page 
Writing credits
Barry Morrow (written by)

Produced by
Alan Landsburg .... executive producer
Neal Nordlinger .... associate producer
Linda Otto .... producer
Original Music by
Lee Curreri 
Cinematography by
Mike Fash 
Film Editing by
Corky Ehlers 
John C. Horger 
Casting by
Randy Stone 
Art Direction by
Roberta Neiman 
Set Decoration by
Judy Summers 
Makeup Department
Rick Jones .... makeup artist
Melissa Nobel .... hair stylist
Elaina P. Schulman .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Don Goldman .... production manager
Grady Jones .... post-production supervisor
Howard Lipstone .... executive in charge of production
John Mattias .... post-production supervisor
Sari Steinberg .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ric Kidney .... second assistant director
Jennifer Kingry .... dga trainee
Jerram A. Swartz .... first assistant director
Art Department
Lee Blaine .... swing man
Trish Gallaher Glenn .... property master (as Trisha B. Gallaher)
George Stokes .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Don J. Bassman .... sound re-recordist
Bruce Bisenz .... sound mixer
Garrie Bolger .... sound re-recordist
Craig Busch .... cable man
Colin C. Mouat .... sound designer
Douglas J. Schulman .... boom operator
Richard Weaver .... sound re-recordist
Dan Woren .... sound designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Wayne Forster .... gaffer
Jeff 'Moose' Howery .... key grip
Robert E. Poimbeauf .... first assistant camera
John Sheeren .... electrician
Mark Wells .... second assistant camera
Animation Department
Carlos Compean .... set dressing artist production assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Butler .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Tim Heyen .... negative cutter
Music Department
Jack K. Tillar .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Russ Powell .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
David Auerbach .... supervising executive
Keith Bickford .... assistant to producer
Anne Curtis .... location manager
Estelle Goldman .... production secretary
Michael Ann Heinemann .... title designer
Kay Hoffman .... production executive
Candis Mason .... script supervisor
Laura Petticord .... production assistant
Janis Rockwell-Strong .... production coordinator
Ron Zimmerman .... location manager
James Wilberger .... production facilities manager (uncredited)

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USA:96 min
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Credits - Helen Hunt - Mickey Rooney - Edie McClurg, 1 November 2003
Author: eburg-2 from Yakima, WA

The credits for this film failed to recognize the contributions of myself and the residents of the Center For The Retarded in Houston.

The film was filmed in Houston and San Antonio. I was hired as a consultant to the film, participated in readings for authenticity as to script and dialogue.

The people in my Independent Living Program at Center For The Retarded, were in the movie.

While sitting in on readings, I suggested several changes to the script to make it more realistic. My suggestions were incorporated into the script. One primary suggestion was to change the occupation of Helen Hunt from a Special Education teacher to a social worker.

As regards Helen: I've never been able to watch her in any other venues since then (I liked her in the movie with Jack Nicholson though -thought she portrayed a real person in that role).

During the script readings, for whatever reason, she walked in to the readings with a very cold attitude. She displayed an annoyance for being there, would not communicate with people, read her lines, came and left without comment, was very negative.

During the filming in San Antonio, when the people from my program were cast as extras as people sitting in the 'nursing home' that Bill was possibly being placed into....Helen totally ignored them, wouldn't communicate with any of us.

On the other hand, Edie McClurg and Mickey Rooney were fantastic. During the filming in San Antonio, Mickey received information that day that the Supreme Court had rejected a decision related to compensations for actors for movies made prior to television presently being aired on television. Mickey was very upset, was extremely irritated. He was scaring my people. I went up to him, told him he was scaring my people with his ravings. He immediately stopped, apologized and went over and talked with each person, gave them extremely genuine affection and conversation, a true gentleman and nice guy.

Edie told a fascinating story during one of our readings about being in Paris and walking across a bridge. A group of kids who had developmental disabilities were walking across the bridge, all holding on to a rope behind their teacher. As Edie walked by them, she heard them talking in French. She expressed her surprise to hear these children with developmental disabilities talking in French, commenting that her mouth dropped open, looking and listening in astonishment that these children were talking in French. She commented on how hard she had been studying French and was so surprised to hear them talking in French until she realized...duh.....their French!

She was an absolute delight, her performance was extremely genuine and real in this movie. She spent a lot of time with the people in my program. They really loved she and Mickey. They didn't know who either of them were, especially who Mickey was in the history of cinema, but they loved them both; with the love that only people with developmental disabilities can provide unconditionally and honestly.

The ending credits show the real Bill meeting people at the Center For The Retarded in Houston.

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