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Special Olympics (1978)

A single father with three teenaged children struggles to keep his family together. One of them is intellectually disabled. The father enrolls him in a special state-run school, where the boy develops a love for sports.

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Credited cast:
... Elmira Gallitzin
... Janice Gallitzin
... Michael Gallitzin
George Parry ... Matthew 'Matt' Gallitzin
... Doug Ransom
... Sherrie Hensley
Constance McCashin ... Trina Cunningham
James Calvin Nelson ... Dr. Brennaman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Bliven ... Bruce
Rachel Chavez ... Rachel
Kevin Condit ... Kevin
Lisa Ann Cordova ... Lisa
... Tanana (as Charles Dowdy)
... Carl Gallitzin
Kelly B. Goon ... Kelly
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A single father with three teenaged children struggles to keep his family together. One of them is intellectually disabled. The father enrolls him in a special state-run school, where the boy develops a love for sports.

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22 February 1978 (USA)  »

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A Special Kind of Love  »

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Watch out Coppola, the Special Olympics are on its way.
5 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

There is only one way to describe this movie, and that is magic and purple. Not the kind of magic, where people wearing suits pull out rabbits out of their hats, or wait in line to purchase sixteen items in a fifteen-item-only express lane at a local grocery store, no sir. Nor the kind of purple that reminds you of the fruits: both grape and raisins at the same time. That requires skill. Yes skill, a noun that can never be used to describe this made for TV movie. But anyway, with the magic, this movie will make you want to buy tickets to the next local Special Olympics event and a gallon of 2% reduced fat milk for your neighborhood cats. It is that powerful, I kid you not!!! Yes I am telling you the truth so much, that it is necessary to use those three exclamation points. The only thing that this film lacks is descent acting, a music score, a plot, a barber shop quartet singing "Old Man River", a gerbil playing a banjo, and a reference to the Civil War. In conclusion this films reminds you, "That is not polite to stare." :)


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