ABC Afterschool Specials: Season 16, Episode 6

Daddy Can't Read (16 Mar. 1988)

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Teenage girl doesn't understand why her father is against her campaign to promote literacy at his factory. Until she discovers that her father can't read.

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Bill Watson
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Alison Watson
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Mary Watson
Joey Travolta ...
Bobby
Harold Pruett ...
Gary Watson
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Himself
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Lenore Luellen
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Jason Ruigh
Aurelia D'Antonio ...
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Teenager Alison Watson is helping to promote a campaign to fight adult illiteracy in her town. Mr. Ruigh is teaching classes, and all the students are women. Alison's father Bill Watson works at a factory which will soon modernize, and workers will need to read and use computers on the job. Bill doesn't want his daughter pitching the literacy program to his workers, because he fears they will be targets of layoffs if supervisors realize they are illiterate. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Daddy can't write scripts
23 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film could have been a true classic of it's genre, let down through a series of mishaps.

The enticing title draws you to the film, but when you see that the film had no close ups of calligraphy writing and no group readings you, like me will be devastated.

I don't cry for many films but when it dawned calligraphy was to play no part in the script i wept like a baby.

I found the movie title poignant as i too couldn't read until i was 43, so my tears were true.

Joey Travolta is a massive let down too


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