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The Miracle Worker (2000)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Drama  |  12 November 2000 (USA)
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A television remake of William Gibson's classic play about Annie Sullivan's efforts to draw Helen Keller from her world of darkness, blindness, deafness and silence.

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A television remake of William Gibson's classic play about Annie Sullivan's efforts to draw Helen Keller from her world of darkness, blindness, deafness and silence.

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Behind her eyes is the power to change the world.

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Andrew Prine played James Keller in the 1962 version (The Miracle Worker (1962)). See more »

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Helen spits food at Annie who retaliates by throwing water in her face. Helen's hair and clothes stay dry however. See more »

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[James Keller comes to escort Annie back to the big house]
James Keller: May I escort you?
Anne Sullivan: I'm not very good company right now.
James Keller: Well, I didn't come to keep you company. I came to keep you from getting lost in the dark.
Anne Sullivan: [stiffly] Maybe that is just what I was looking to do.
James Keller: [smiles understandingly] Are you feeling sorry for yourself, Miss Sullivan?
Anne Sullivan: Just this once. Yes.
[She smiles, and gestures with her head that she will walk with him]
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Okay, but watered down compared to 1962 & 1979 versions
17 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have enjoyed both of the earlier versions of The Miracle Worker so much so that I wanted to see this one. While the performance by Alison Elliott as Anne Sullivan was very well done, she was handicapped by the watered down dialogue and tension between her character and that of Helen. For someone who has never seen either the 1962 version with Anne Bancroft as Anne and Patty Duke as Helen or the 1979 version with Patty Duke as Anne and Melissa Gilbert as Helen (which is my favorite - probably because I saw it first), this version may be enjoyable, but I found it to be deflatingly understated. If you have seen either of the earlier renditions, do not expect the dramatic scenes to be as emotional or the dialogue to be as effective in this latest remake.


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