Bob and Joanna, both over 40 years old, have a baby with the Down syndrome. Their doctor advises them to give the child away, not to "waste their time" with a kid with a mental deficiency. ... See full summary »

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Georgia Allen ...
Nurse #2
Zachary M. Allen ...
David (3 1 / 2 & 5 years)
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Grandpa
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Parent #2
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Dr. Gastner (as Warde Butler)
Franklin Newton Carroll Jr. ...
Alex (1 year)
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Mr. La Polla
Joey Chavez ...
Mr. Salazar
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Bob Goodman
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Joanna Goodman
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Mrs. Page (as Ja'net Dubois)
Margaret Giannini ...
The Doctor (as Dr. Margaret Giannini)
Charlene Gowen ...
Parent #1
Alice Heffernan-Sneed ...
Nurse #1
Tony Higgins ...
Soccer coach
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Bob and Joanna, both over 40 years old, have a baby with the Down syndrome. Their doctor advises them to give the child away, not to "waste their time" with a kid with a mental deficiency. But the parents decide to keep their son, to allow him a life with dignity and to support him as best as possible. And their devotion bears fruit... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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8 November 1987 (USA)  »

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Bambini come questi  »

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7 August 2011 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I found this to be an informative film that at times reduced me to tears as I felt the frustration of both parties who were living on different planets and could not communicate. I don't have a child with downs but I have a friend who does and I can't begin to imagine her life however I do think that this film must resonate with those that do. Of course its not true to life as these films never are but it is about having expectations and then perhaps having to temper those expectations and still loving your child whilst being tired and grumpy and jealous that your life is not like your friends. in all i think it should be required watching to get an understanding of parents not their children.


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