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Untamed Love (1994)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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Excellent
18 August 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this recently on DVD and I rate it as excellent - if you like children and have compassion for the disadvantaged.

Although there was nothing outstanding in terms of filming or special effects the children's' acting is great and it is a truly heartwarming story, often difficult not to cry! Even more so when you realize that it is true.

The other aspects of the story are cleverly interwoven, with interaction between the teachers, and with the teacher's home life, with well acted and thoroughly believable lines. However, it is always the scenes with the children that steal the show.


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