An abused and partially deaf girl is helped back into society by two resourceful children.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Perkins
Ada Guthrie
Sammy Perkins
Alice Guthrie
Ormand Guthrie
Bessie Morgan
Doc Murphy
Allison Smith ...
Lisa Mae
Robert Priester ...
David Butler
Randy Williams ...
Rick Warner ...
Charles McLawhorn ...
Ike (as Edward Michael Hewett)


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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Release Date:

3 December 1991 (USA)  »

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Television debut of Reese Witherspoon. See more »


Jack Perkins: I hear Alice lives in the shed?
Ada Guthrie: What of it? She's a damn sight safer out there where she hardly sees him than in there within his reach.
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Simple, predictable, teary romance
25 July 2003 | by (Kilmarnock, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Nice little heart warming movie which follows the conflict which arises when a partially deaf abused girl is helped by a brother and sister team to escape the evil grasp of her deranged violent step father. The brother and the deaf girl gradually fall for each other and well you know how it goes, love and hugs all around after a bit of an emotional roller-coaster.

Get the hankies ready if you are in an emotional mood. If you are of a cynical cold hearted disposition then this won't be to your liking.

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