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Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  23 April 1984 (USA)
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Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.

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John Macy
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Professor Charles Copeland
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Helen Myers
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Herman Webber
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Lebaron Briggs
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Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.

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Helen Keller - O Milagre Continua  »

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The book Anne is reading to Helen in the opening scene is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. See more »

Goofs

Immediately after the Radcliffe graduation ball, when Macy is playing chess with Helen, he stands up startled over an outburst from Annie and knocks most of the chess men over. There is then an edit to a different camera angle and for the rest of the scene the chess men are standing up. See more »

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Follows The Miracle Worker (1979) See more »

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Beautiful Dreamer
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Written by Stephen Foster
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sappy film
20 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Helen Keller's life was not a Lifetime: Made for Television film. It was better than this and deserved better than this. I love Mare Winningham and I love Blythe Danner, but I did not love either in this horrid film. Winningham treated Keller as if she were a trained puppy and Danner treated Sullivan as if she were the puppet-master, all controlling, all demanding. Their relationship was deep, complicated, intricate and close. Too bad it was never portrayed as anything else but simplistic and one dimensional. Want to learn about Helen Keller? Read her autobiography (The Story of My Life). Want to know about the relationship between Helen and Anne? Read "Helen and Teacher: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy" by Joseph Lash. Skip this film whatever you do.


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