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Mel Winkler
Haunani Minn
Lois Foraker
Raye Birk
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A badly abused girl of 7 is saved from having to be admitted to an institution by a dedicated Special Education teacher whose class she's been placed in until there is an opening in the hospital. In that time they form a strong bond and the child begins to heal. The teacher begins to think an institution is not what this child needs. Written by Peyton <delenn@delenn.net>

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3 August 1994 (USA)  »

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Based on the book "One Child" by Torey Hayden, a special needs teacher who came into contact with a child called Sheila who, at the age of 6, had tied a 3-year-old to a tree and burned him. See more »

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Awful
2 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie butchers the real book on which it is based. The Maggie character in no way reflected the teaching methods or philosophies of her real life counterpart; John Getz ("Dan") plays a complainer who is just as far removed from his real counterpart as Maggie. The script and acting were stiff and unconvincing. This movie shows the downside of literary license.

The real book on which this inadvertently mocks will not be identified by title here to a) protect the innocent, including the real people whose lives on which it is about and b) not to associate it; those whom it is about or its author in any way, shape and form to this trite tragedy of the week.


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