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Looking for Miracles (1989)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Family  |  3 June 1989 (USA)
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Sixteen-year-old Ryan Delaney has won a scholarship, but it's not a full one, so he needs a summer job to pay for his university expenses. And although he's not eighteen, he can't swim, and... See full summary »

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Greg Spottiswood ...
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Chief Berman
Patricia Gage ...
Grace Gibson
Patricia Phillips ...
Mrs. Delaney
Noah Godfrey ...
Ratface
Paul Haddad ...
Paul
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Hugh Thompson ...
Mo
Eric Fink ...
Floyd
Elliott Hurst ...
Myron
Thor Bishopric ...
Billy Tisser
Mary Durkan ...
Aunt Maureen
Mag Ruffman ...
Nurse Blanche
Michael Rubinoff ...
Moose
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Sixteen-year-old Ryan Delaney has won a scholarship, but it's not a full one, so he needs a summer job to pay for his university expenses. And although he's not eighteen, he can't swim, and has never been to camp, he manages to get a job as a camp couselor. But his mother makes him take his younger brother, Sullivan, with him to camp, since she can't look after him while she's working. But camp turns out to be harder than both Ryan and Sullivan thought it would be; and as they fight their battles, they learn about each other, themselves, and what they can do together. Written by Kathy Li

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Sullivan Delaney: But you can do everything!
Ryan Delaney: No I can't.
Sullivan Delaney: Name one thing you can't do.
Ryan Delaney: Swim!
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Very, Very touching movie!!!!!!
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This is one of the BEST Disney movies I have ever seen! I rank it right up there with "Old Yeller"! In fact I have trouble deciding which of the two I like the best!

16 year old Ryan Delaney desires to go to college so that he can support his family. He is determined to find a job to finance his schooling. His mother (although loving) does not support his desire. Her opposition only becomes stronger when Ryan's younger brother Sullivan (Zachary Bennett) is re-introduced into their lives. She tells Ryan he must look after Sullivan, so Ryan resents Sullivan, however Sullivan loves his big brother and will do anything to help him find his dream!

Ryan's big chance comes when he gets the opportunity to be a camp counselor. He registers Sullivan as a camp attendee and believes it will all work out. Woe unto quick optimism, as both brothers have a lot of struggles to endure, and they will need each other! Sullivan knows this, but can he convince his older brother (who feels the need to separate himself from his young brother).

I want to make this note: Zachary Bennett's performance is among the best. As well as Henry Thomas in E.T. and Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense!


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