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.

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Pam Willis (as Jobeth Williams)
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Ned Burkett
Aaron Kubey ...
Doug
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Ray Keyes
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Mike
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Amy
Jennifer Delora ...
Sister Anne
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John Sanchez
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Barbara
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Pool Hall Manager
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Joe, Amy's Husband
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Erika Lynn Dickson ...
Margie
Maggie Fleming ...
Paula
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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. Written by Bandimal <bandimal@yahoo.com>

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30 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Breaking Free  »

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Laura Keyes: [singing] I'm afraid.
Pam Willis: [signing] Don't be afraid. Just tell the truth.
Pam Willis: [after Laura uses the stay away from me sign on her father] Shall we go in?
Laura Keyes: [in her own voice] Thank you, Pam.
Pam Willis: [signing] You've been keeping secrets.
Pam Willis: [as she and Laura sign I love you] I love you too.
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An effective and moving drama, eloquent and poignant.
18 July 2000 | by (Felixstowe,England) – See all my reviews

I discovered this enthralling film by pure chance in a bout of late-night channel hopping. Although the people it portrays are vulnerable it stays honest and avoids becoming a wet blanket making it powerful, moving and informing. The two main players seemed to interact so well that suspension of disbelief was not a requirement - a tribute to their performance.

This film gives you a fresh perspective on life and offers valuable insights from the female perspective. Acting was spot-on for me.The A.S.L. (American Sign-Language) helps - I wonderful if the film would have taken on a different "look" if it had been in the British equivalent - a more abstracted animated visual language (in my honest (but very humble and possibly uninformed) opinion.

An excellent film especially for the small-screen in terms of reaching viewers.


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