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Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)

 |  Biography, 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
Tarra Steele ...
Katie
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Beverly Glazer
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Mr. Manning
Sharon Madden ...
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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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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Dr. Norm Glazer: Just look at her. It's like she's blind. Even the way she walks is a blindism. It's like she's testing out the ground with her feet.
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Film That Leaves You Wondering...
20 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie kept me glued to the screen. I think it is because of natural human instinct to be inquisitive about terrible & traumatic events that happen to others. Also, the acting was really believable and natural. The storyline was great, except for the ending. At the end of the movie, they had text on the screen telling what happened to each character. But they didn't tell enough of what happened to Katie. I don't like to be left hanging about the main character. It is like missing the end of the movie--what is the point of watching 90% of a movie, if you miss the last 10%? I really wanted to know the outcome, and still do. Maybe if I search online, I can find out some more information. It was definitely worth watching. But, I would have given it a score of 9 instead of 7 if it had more info about the main character and her ending.


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