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7 December 1987 (USA) See more »
A blind couple's long and tiresome legal battle to be allowed to adopt a child. | Add synopsis »
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Mare Winningham ... Ethel Lee

Keith Carradine ... James Lee
Sandy McPeak ... Harv Hollars
Kaaren Lee ... Lorrine Hollars

Conchata Ferrell ... Mary
Bianca Rose ... Ethel, as a girl
Joy Carlin ... Mrs. Grissom
Anne Lawder ... Mrs. Lee
Winifred Mann ... Mrs. Magnuson
Joe Bellan ... Customer
Sandy Bull ... Chuck
Cab Covay ... Counselor
James Cranna ... Pastor
A. Donald Cross ... Mr. Lee
Charles Dean ... Cates
Lorri Holt ... Miss Brower
Ellen Idelson ... Donna

John M. Jackson ... Marcus (as John Jackson)
Steven Anthony Jones ... Jerry
Patricia Joye ... Marilyn
Kathryn Knotts ... Teacher
Jack Powell ... Pediatrician
Allison Studdiford ... Rella
Kathleen Turco-Lyon ... Jennifer
Abigail Van Alyn ... Headmistress
Sydney Walker ... Obstetrician

Michael Winters ... Opthalmologist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Coleman Cosby ... Bob
Edward Ivory ... Superior #1 (as 'Ed Ivory')
Chris Nelson ... Chuck (Child) (as Christopher Nelson)
Darry Porter ... Billy

Directed by
John Korty 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Barbara Turner  written by

Produced by
Judith Holstra .... associate producer
David Manson .... executive producer
Kiki Morris .... associate producer (as Katherine Morris)
Barbara Turner .... producer
Cyrus Yavneh .... co-producer
Original Music by
Eddy Lawrence Manson 
Cinematography by
William Wages (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kathleen Korth 
Laurel Ladevich 
Casting by
Judith Holstra 
Marcia Ross 
Production Design by
Harley Jessup 
Costume Design by
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck 
Makeup Department
Gracie Atherton .... makeup supervisor
Marietta Engelbrecht .... hair styles supervisor
Production Management
Preston Fischer .... executive in charge of production
Cyrus Yavneh .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Toby Lovallo .... first assistant director
Annie Spiegelman .... second assistant director
Art Department
Robert W. Bauer .... construction coordinator
William Beck .... set designer (as William R. Beck)
Fernando Castaneda .... property assistant
Elizabeth Hamilton .... paint coordinator
Jack Kostelnik .... construction foreman
Jim Poynter .... property master
Craig Smith .... leadman
Sound Department
John K. Adams .... sound effects editor
David Cantu .... foley & adr recordist
Steve Powell .... production sound (as Stephen Powell)
Phillip Seretti .... re-recording mixer
Nelson Stoll .... production sound
Phillip Seretti .... post-production sound supervisor (uncredited)
Janja Vujovich .... post-production sound supervisor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John McLeod .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Childers .... dolly grip
Greg Davies .... gaffer
Charma Ferreira .... best boy grip
Kim Marks .... additional photographer
Kim Marks .... camera operator
Patrick McArdle .... first assistant camera
Deborah Morgan .... second assistant camera
Bobby Powell .... best boy (as Robert E. Powell)
Peter Thomas .... key grip
Casting Department
Patricia de Oliveira .... casting: San Francisco (as Patricia deOliviera)
Emily Schweber .... atmosphere casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Judy Feil .... costume supervisor
Brent-Alden Karels .... costumer
Odessa McDuffie .... tailor (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jeffrey Taylor .... post-production consultant
Location Management
Lance Hoffman .... assistant location manager
Barbara McQuaid .... location manager
Music Department
Jules Chaikin .... music supervisor
John Mick .... music editor
Transportation Department
Darwin Joston .... transportation captain
Gary Littlefield .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Peter Barbour .... assistant: Barbara Turner
John P. Beale .... media advisor
Denise Bostrom .... script supervisor
Sharon Evans .... head dog trainer
Ed Fink .... auditor
Peter Johnston .... second unit coordinator
Barbara Lange .... production coordinator
Leila Masci .... assistant: David Manson
George F. Mauricio .... craft service (as George Mauricio)
Helen Meidel .... teacher/welfare (as Helene Meidl)
Ricki Renna .... locations: Missouri
Thomas R. Rowley .... media advisor
Barbara Segal .... production secretary
Lainie Sorkin Becky .... production assistant (as Lainie Sorkin)
Betsy Wada .... technical advisor
Shannon Wilson .... production assistant

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Love Isn't Blind!, 31 January 2008
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Based on a true story about a blind couple who seek to become parents and end up as foster parents is quite inspiring for those infertile, disadvantaged couples out there. As usual, Winningham and her co-star Keith Carradine turn in winning performances as the married couple. The eye of the sparrow was one of those television movies that left an impact on me that two people despite their handicap can love, feel, and want to be parents like everybody else. As foster parents, they become better parents to those abandoned or forgotten by their birth parents. Still parenthood is something that the couple adjust to their situation by being terrific foster parents.

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