A divorcee moves her family cross-country to take her paralyzed son to a pioneer neurosurgeon.

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Anna Lerner
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Dr. Decker
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Denny Gabriel
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Dr. Sandlin
Kendall Cunningham ...
Georgie Lerner
Tim Redwine ...
Ben Lerner
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Kirby
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Jim
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Perry
Joey Stinson ...
Kevin
Amanda Minikus ...
Terry
Van Hughes ...
Derek Hastings (as Van Michael Hughs)
Michael Ayers ...
Lawrence
Christopher Fennell ...
Joel
Rasool J'Han ...
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A divorcee moves her family cross-country to take her paralyzed son to a pioneer neurosurgeon.

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10 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Snakes and Ladders  »

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This was Christopher Reeve's first role after the accident that left him paralysed as well as his final feature film appearance. All of his subsequent roles were on television. See more »

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A Step Toward Understanding
1 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

"A Step Toward Tomorrow" is excellent and certainly should be immediately released to DVD and video! I only recently had the chance to view this film and it is a gem among the hum-drum of most made-for-TV films. Judith Light and Christopher Reeve are the talented professionals we have come to expect and appreciate, and Kendall Cunningham and Tim Redwine--the child actors--are incredible talents that dazzle with moving emotion throughout the feature.

I have read a lot of negative reviews for this film; usually centering on the technical aspects of this film that weren't exactly correct. All films have flaws! The gift of this film is that it does an outstanding job--in the roles of Redwine and Cunningham--of showcases the delimma of anyone who is different--bound to a wheelchair, dyslexic, heart condition, etc.--the appreciation of understanding and help we receive from our family and friends, and the desire to do for ourselves and be our own person. The fact that this telefilm has the ability to capture that very difficult piece of life makes it a top picture in my book. This film should be used in the classroom!


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