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Mentally retarded Philly Wohl, in his late sixties, lives in a group home in Queens, New York. He takes classes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Frances Reiss
Ira Wohl ... Himself (also archive footage)
Max Wohl ... Himself (archive footage)
Pearl Wohl ... Herself (archive footage)
Philip Wohl

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Ira Wohl 
 
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Ira Wohl 

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Ira Wohl .... producer
 
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Tom McDonough 
 
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Laura C. Murray 
Ira Wohl 
 
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Peter Miller .... sound
Nicholas Renbeck .... supervising sound editor
Wyatt Sprague .... sound effects editor
 
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Roman Fichman .... videographer
 

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Follows Best Boy (1979)See more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Touching and Beautiful, 1 July 2004
Author: seattledocs from United States

This movie really allows us to see the unobscured joys of life through Philly, a 70 year old mentally retarded man and cousin of director Ira Wohl. You really need to have seen "Best Boy" as a prerequisite, but I'm so glad I saw this follow up. Congratulations to Ira Wohl for capturing his family so well and for stepping in to make his cousin's life as good as it can be. I really feel like I know his family, I don't know if it's a Jewish thing or just a universal dynamic, but I certainly recognized all the characters. I hope Philly is still around in another 20 years, and if not, he will have lived a very full life anyway.

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