Verlin is 9 years old and does not talk, nor does he even seem to hear. Henry, a child-like adult, befriends Verlin and pulls him from his shell. Verlin's mother mistrusts Henry, who she ... See full summary »

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Henry
Keegan MacIntosh ...
Verlin
Nancy Beatty ...
Minnie
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Ferris
Joan Orenstein ...
Agnes
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Lovejoy
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Mabel
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Doc Fisher
Wilfrid Bray ...
Elvin
Neil Dainard ...
Noel Winetree
J. Winston Carroll ...
Rev. Rutherford
Diana Belshaw ...
Judith
Norma Edwards ...
Lydia
Deborah Lobban ...
Matilda
Nadine Rabinovitch ...
Hilda
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Verlin is 9 years old and does not talk, nor does he even seem to hear. Henry, a child-like adult, befriends Verlin and pulls him from his shell. Verlin's mother mistrusts Henry, who she feels is dangerous. Eventually, Henry's family is convinced that he should be placed in an institution. Henry's sudden disappearance from Verlin's world drives him deeper into himself. Written by Fryingham

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8 January 1997 (France)  »

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Eyes That Went Away  »

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Powerful drama sure to lift your heart.
27 December 1998 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

The story of Henry and Verlin is one that is filled with emotion. Keegan MacIntosh's performance as Verlin, a young boy who does not speak and is emotionally disturbed, is brilliant as well as the rest of the cast. Certainly a movie worth seeing.


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