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25 March 2008 (USA) See more »
Follows five autistic children as they work together to create and perform a live musical production. | Full synopsis »
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Hillary Aaron ... Herself

Joe Aaron ... Himself
Adam ... Himself
Conroe Brooks ... Himself
Elaine Hall ... Herself
Rosanne Katon ... Herself
Lexi ... Herself
Neal ... Himself
Henry Stills ... Himself (as Henry)
Kristen Stills ... Herself

Stephen Stills ... Himself
Wyatt ... Himself

Simon Hamlin ... Himself (uncredited)

Olanna Taskey ... Herself (uncredited)

Directed by
Tricia Regan 
Produced by
Nancy Abraham .... senior producer
Sasha Alpert .... producer
Joey Carson .... executive producer
Perrin Chiles .... producer
Zoe Clarke-Williams .... associate producer
Robert Claycombe .... associate producer
Randy Dugan .... line producer
David S. Glynn .... executive producer
Janet Grillo .... executive producer
Jonathan Murray .... executive producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer: HBO
Tricia Regan .... producer
Kristen Stills .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mike Semple 
Cinematography by
Tricia Regan 
Film Editing by
Kim Roberts 
Production Management
Russell Joy .... production manager: performance footage
Charlene Olson .... post-production supervisor
Mark Raudonis .... post-production supervisor
Stacey Weaver .... associate post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Dhavia Antis .... sound mixer: performance footage
Rick Ash .... sound recordist
Robert Claycombe .... sound
Tricia Regan .... sound
Keith Rishkofski .... dialogue editor
Keith Rishkofski .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Drew Dalton .... camera operator: "c" camera, performance footage
Terry Davis .... camera operator: "b" camera, performance footage
Cindy Gold .... still photographer
Steve Oakley .... camera operator: "d" camera, performance footage
Tricia Regan .... camera operator: "a" camera, performance footage
Jason Thomas .... lighting assistant: performance footage
Animation Department
Robert Vega .... animator
Editorial Department
Eileen Finklestein .... second editor
Carla Garcia .... assistant editor
Jeffrey McMahon .... assistant editor
Tom Overton .... color timer
Music Department
Jenny Cho .... musician: additional singer
Greg Gordon .... music mixer
Martin Hingman .... additional musician
Woody Jackson .... additional musician
Max Luces .... music coordinator (as Max Luces-Tucker)
Mike Semple .... music mixer
Mike Semple .... music producer
Mike Semple .... musician
Dave Stone .... music supervisor
Other crew
Barbara Biddle .... in-house producer
Gil Goldschein .... business and legal affairs
Nina Porzucki .... production assistant
Deborah Ross .... title designer
David Crosby .... thanks
Stephen Stills .... thanks
Neil Young .... thanks

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Movie. So well made., 7 April 2008
Author: PrincetonWilliams from United States

This was an excellent movie, an excellent documentary and one of the best I have seen in a long time. The director did a great job really keying to the strong points of each subject(character) particularly Wyatt. He is by far the most intriguing of all the subjects and the director's portrayal of him was absolutely perfect. There are some incredibly strong and emotional moments in this movie that will have you on the brink of tears or crying. The directors decision to just let Wyatt talk and be himself was absolutely the best directorial decision I have ever seen in any movie. His conversation with his mother is absolutely mesmerizing, he is so smart, he is so far beyond his years. It also really sets up the frustration that his parents have because he is smart enough to handle regular classes, yet he still doesn't fit. If he was my son, screw it you go to regular school and you show everybody. The most powerful moment in this film is when Lexi is typing to her mother, and she asks her to explain what Autism is and she can't get out the right words so she just says I love you. I almost cry just thinking about it, and as an actor I will always turn to that scene when I need to shell out emotions, Im surprised her mom didn't respond with more emotion but it is probably because Lexi does that quite often. The frustration of not being able to communicate with your children has got to be the most difficult thing about Autism.

I only have a few issues with the film but none to not recommend it. One of my biggest issues is that all of the children in the program are rich from what I saw from the movie. So I think the next group of kids for the miracle project should probably come from slightly different backgrounds. I'm interested to see how people who don't have money deal, because to be frank there are probably tons of kids who have autism that aren't diagnosed as such. They go to school everyday and struggle and struggle and they deal with teachers who don't care and who aren't sympathetic to their needs. So they dismiss them as bad, or crazy or whatever, or add, adhd. I mean seriously how easy would it be to take someone like Adam and label him as just a bad misbehaved kid. It would be terribly easy, and that's what happens to a lot of children. My other issue is that I would have liked to hear a little bit more about the exact diagnosis of the different children's autism, and what autism really is. I do understand that autism is a widely misunderstood disease so maybe that's why.

THIS MOVIE IS EXCELLENT, I watch it every time it comes on. And to be honest it changed the way I viewed some things because I myself have had some problems communicating and it really showed me the frustration my family might have from me doing that.

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