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A Circle of Children (1977)

A teacher at a school for emotionally disturbed children takes an interest in one particular child who doesn't talk but emits a stream of gibberish.

Director:

Don Taylor

Writers:

Steve Gethers (teleplay) (as Steven Gethers), Mary Mac Cracken (novel) (as Mary MacCracken)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Alexander ... Mary MacCracken
Rachel Roberts ... Helga
David Ogden Stiers ... Dan Franklin
Nan Martin ... Doris Fleming
Matthew Labyorteaux ... Brian O'Connell
Christopher West Christopher West ... Janis
Niki Dantine ... Betty
Frances Stevenson Frances Stevenson ... Ellen
Peter Brandon Peter Brandon ... Larry MacCracken
Susan Pratt ... Elizabeth
Laura Campbell Laura Campbell ... Mrs. Johnson
Judy Lewis ... Mrs. O'Connell
Ray Buktenica ... Doctor Marino
Pearl Shear Pearl Shear ... Mrs. Grady
William Tregoe William Tregoe ... Art Dealer
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A teacher at a school for emotionally disturbed children takes an interest in one particular child who doesn't talk but emits a stream of gibberish.

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Two women collide in the world of emotionally disturbed children. Fighting to tear down the walls surrounding these special youngsters. Each in her own way.

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Drama

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Connections

Followed by Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

A Circle of Children
Music by Steve Hines
Lyrics by Steve Gethers (as Steven Gethers)
Sung by Carmen McRae
Original Music Copyright 1976 by Twentieth Century Music Corp. and Fox Fanfare Music, Inc.
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You might want to grab some tissues
14 October 2001 | by kmacphSee all my reviews

This is by far one of the best t.v. movies I have ever seen. I saw A Circle of Children for the first time when I was about 7 years old. It proves that special needs children can do anything they choose to if people would just take time and have patience with them while they learn. I highly recommend seeing this movie if you ever get the chance. I would love to see it again.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un círculo de niños See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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