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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Ormand Guthrie
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Bessie Morgan
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Lisa Mae
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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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3 December 1991 (USA)  »

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Television debut of Reese Witherspoon. See more »

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Ada Guthrie: My husband don't agree none. He says she devil-tached.
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A sensitive treatment of suffering.
19 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Patricia Arquette's best film in my humble opinion. She has obviously, thoroughly researched the conditions suffered by her character and is very convincing. Having one of the conditions myself, I was hesitant about watching this film at first. However, in spite of the Hollywood style happy ending where the bad guy (brilliantly played by Norman Maxwell) got his comeuppance, I still found it to be an interesting and sensitive handling of a subject many people prefer to ignore and hope it'll go away. Beau Bridges' character did appear to come around rather sharply. A change for the better, thank goodness but I wonder if he might have been more reluctant. Having said that, a lot of ground needed to be covered in the hour and a half and it would be churlish of me to downgrade an otherwise wonderful film.


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