7.1/10
212
7 user 1 critic

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.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Her Hidden Truth (TV Movie 1995)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young Billie Calhoun is accused of killing her mother and sister in a house fire. she is taken to a juvenile detention center. When she reaches 18 she requests an early release, but it is... See full summary »

Director: Dan Lerner
Stars: Kellie Martin, Antonio Sabato Jr., Ken Howard
Her Last Chance (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Drug adict teen gets out of rehab only to be accused of her boyfriend's death.

Director: Richard A. Colla
Stars: Kellie Martin, Jonathan Brandis, Tony Lucca
If Someone Had Known (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young wife and mother is abused by her husband and keeps the secret from her friends and family.

Director: Eric Laneuville
Stars: Kellie Martin, Kevin Dobson, Linda Kelsey
On the Edge of Innocence (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Teenage Zoe Tyler suffers from manic-depression. With a musician father who is never around life seems hard. Zoe eventually lands up in a psychiatric ward for treatment. There she meets ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Werner
Stars: Kellie Martin, James Marsden, Karen Young
The Face on the Milk Carton (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A teenage girl sees a photograph of herself one day in the school cafeteria - on a Missing Persons column on the side of a milk carton. But her beloved parents would never kidnap anyone and there's a deeper mystery ahead.

Director: Waris Hussein
Stars: Kellie Martin, Sharon Lawrence, Edward Herrmann
About Sarah (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When the matriarch of the family suddenly dies, custody of a mentally disabled mother is inherited by her normal daughter.

Director: Susan Rohrer
Stars: Kellie Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Diane Baker
Hidden in Silence (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Poland June 1941, as German troops take over the Eastern side of the city of Przemysl from the Russians. To save their belongings from the Nazis, the Jewish family Diamant transfers them to... See full summary »

Director: Richard A. Colla
Stars: Kellie Martin, Tom Radcliffe, Marc Warren
A Friend to Die For (TV Movie 1994)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When popular and beautiful cheerleader Stacey is stabbed to death, who could have done it? It could have been asocial Goth girl Monica, it could've been angst-ridden Jill - or maybe it was the plain girl nobody suspected.

Director: William A. Graham
Stars: Kellie Martin, Tori Spelling, James Avery
No Brother of Mine (TV Movie 2007)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A woman's troubled brother tracks her down after years spent apart.

Director: Philippe Gagnon
Stars: Kellie Martin, Adam MacDonald, Dylan Neal
Secret Witness (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Series pilot about two youngsters who play amateur detectives in their neighborhood.

Director: Eric Laneuville
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Kellie Martin, Betty A. Bridges
Christy (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young teacher comes to the impoverished mountain region of Cutter Gap, Tennesse in 1912 and tries to make a difference. Based on the best-selling novel by Catherine Marshall.

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes
Stars: Kellie Martin, Tyne Daly, Randall Batinkoff
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Diane and David love each other, but when they go to separate army academies, David has an affair. Diane snaps and ultimately something very sinister happens that the couple get involved in.

Director: Richard A. Colla
Stars: Holly Marie Combs, David Lipper, Cassidy Rae
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Pam Willis (as Jobeth Williams)
...
...
Ned Burkett
Aaron Kubey ...
Doug
...
Ray Keyes
...
Mike
...
Amy
Jennifer Delora ...
Sister Anne
...
John Sanchez
...
Barbara
...
Pool Hall Manager
...
Joe, Amy's Husband
...
Principal
Erika Lynn Dickson ...
Margie
Maggie Fleming ...
Paula
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Release Date:

30 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Breaking Free  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?