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Wildflower (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  3 December 1991 (USA)
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An abused and partially deaf girl is helped back into society by two resourceful children.

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Jack Perkins
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Ada Guthrie
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Sammy Perkins
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Alice Guthrie
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Bessie Morgan
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Doc Murphy
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Lisa Mae
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Cletus
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Ike (as Edward Michael Hewett)
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One day Sammy and his younger sister Ellie happen upon a cabin where Alice, a young, partially deaf girl with epilepsy is being kept by her abusive stepfather. The three soon become friends and hope to get Alice an education and help her escape from the torture she undergoes daily. However, Alice's stepfather soon finds out about the friendship Alice has struck up and punishes her brutally. This story of friendship and youth shows that everyone is human and deserves to be treated so, no matter their disability or weakness. Written by David Rush

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Sammy Perkins: What did I do that was so wrong? You were embarrassed too.
Ellie Perkins: I was embarrassed for her but I wasn't ashamed of no-one but you.
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I think Wildflower is an amazing film. It touched my heart with the powerful acting, it really bought out all my emotions. It is a simple movie but it is really powerful. Patricia Arquette does a superb job playing Alice. I couldn't get over at how well she managed to portray a deaf person. Most actors that I have seen trying to portray a deaf person, tend to go over the top so the performance isn't believable. Patricia's actions, speech and her eyes show real emotion. This is a really good family movie and I would recommend this to anyone. I gave Wildflower 10 out of 10 because I believe that it ticked all the right boxes, parts were funny, sad, upsetting, but overall, it was really enjoyable!


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