A TV-series about the life of the Thatchers, especially "Corky", that has Down syndrome but goes to ordinary school ("mainstreaming). We get into their problems and joys. Drew Thatcher's ... See full summary »
Laura is a 20 year old deaf girl who has never been taught sign language. She is rescued from neglect and physical abuse by Pam, a social worker. Pam teaches her how to communicate and uncovers Laura's true personality.
Fraternity is having a nostalgic weekend reunion decades after their graduation. The girls they went to college with join them. Old flames are rekindled and lives reexamined but reality strikes when one of them is tragically murdered.
Michael S. O'Rourke
I just caught this one on Lifetime the other day, and I had to admit, I was a bit skeptical...at first. I had admired the work of Chris Burke (Corky on TV's Life Goes On) for quite a number of years, but I was unsure if he would work for the character of Jonathan, the unwanted boy of the title. Let me tell you, he was amazing.
The supporting cast was uniformly excellent, but at the heart of the picture is Chris Burke, emoting far more effectively than just about any famous actor working today. (Watch out especially for touching scenes in an airplane and on a bicycle.) It's a shame this film is probably not on video, but be sure to keep an eye out for it on Lifetime. I know I most certainly will!
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