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Breaking Through (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  30 December 1996 (USA)
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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.

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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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Principal
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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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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Touching
18 June 2002 | by (St Albans, UK) – See all my reviews

I've seen this kind of movie before, but there was a focus, an intensity in this one that made me watch it all the way through. You do get some dreadful gaping holes in some TV movies (and I usually switch off when I just can't stand the illogic any more) but this was OK; good acting from the main character (the mute illiterate), plausible emotions from the main carer who is putting her job on the line, and from the support cast, including the abusive parents. An hour and a half you'd be challenged to assemble a decent sandwich in.


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