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Breaking Through (1996)

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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Thanks: I did the consulting to teach her how to act Deaf!
23 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Glad you thought so.I think she was remarkable and the hardest worker.

We had a lot to do to have her go from a girl with no linguistic skills to the girl at the end. She was amazing.

JoBeth also gave a brilliant performance that she worked hard to have to speak and do ASL at the same time.

I also played the Nun: Sister Anne after being in so many lower budget not even 'b' films, it was great. See me on the IMDb!!

The kids in the classroom and the choir? my real all deaf kids choir "Bridges Sign Choir" in LA.

Keep watching and see other films I've done. Fred Gerber directed and he has also directed the award winning "Desperate Housewives" and more!!!

Working a lot and many projects still, but the IMDb isn't up on them all, I can't do everything you know!!

Jennifer Delora


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