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Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)

 -  Drama  -  4 May 2001 (USA)
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On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los ... See full summary »

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Sandra Tannen
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Dr. Norm Glazer
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Dr. Judy Bingham
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Dr. Stan York
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Louise Standon
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Katie
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Beverly Glazer
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Mr. Manning
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Mrs. Manning
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Wes Standon
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Rob
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Colleen
Michael Azria ...
Billy Standon
Josh Boyd ...
Johnathen Glazer
Bryn Larsen ...
Rachel Glazer
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On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to walk and unable to speak. Kept in severe isolation by her parents with virtually no human contact for more than 10 years, she was confined to her bedroom, tied to her potty-chair and left to fend for herself. As Cronkite noted, it was one of the most horrendous cases of child abuse ever to surface. Much like an animal, the girl spat, sniffed and clawed. She had none of the traits or characteristics of conventional human behavior, nor could she comprehend such modern societal conveniences as silverware or bathroom etiquette. Her emotional development was practically non-existent, and she could not speak. With this heartbreaking story, the world was being introduced to a fragile, beautiful teenager who seemed and behaved like an infant, or ... Written by Steven Zeller

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The character of Katie is based on a girl called "Genie" by a few scientists and the character of Sandra is based on the linguist Susan Curtiss. See more »

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Katie has supposedly been locked away since she was a baby,but her ears are pierced and she has ear studs, as can clearly be seen in several scenes. See more »

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Louise Standon: Wes never did trust doctors, and, uh... and in that regard, I've come around to his way of thinking.
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Surprisingly good film!
4 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This awful story of child abuse aired in the UK on the True Movies channel (I believe). The next day at work, nearly everyone I know was intent on discussing it. The acting was excellent throughout and the interest was held by some fine directing.

There are so many points to ponder in this film. You don't have to be a psychology student to appreciate it - just a normal decent human being.

I looked this up on the IMDb because I had been reading an old interview with Harry Bromley-Davenport (in Dark Side magazine). Given the sort of films he has made in the past, I feel at last he now has a film he can be truly proud of. Well done old chap - there's clearly more to you than 'Xtro'!


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