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Kids Like These (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  8 November 1987 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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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16 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a refreshing change! Brilliant must see! A beautiful film about a family's struggle with their down syndrome child. Excellent cast of actors really pull on your heart strings. A film about what is still considered a taboo subject - disability. This film has a real message. It portrays the mother has a pioneer for children with disability's taking her child with her to talks and trying to change peoples mindsets. The character of Alex is played brilliantly by a blessed little actor. Although this film is fairly old (80's) the messages and prejudices still ring true today. A little known film with a big message.


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