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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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This is a beautiful, loving, fun, simple movie that makes you feel good about being human. No agenda other than to share tender moments about life and reflect on intrinsic values. I was twelve years old when I saw this movie and it's indelible impression on my soul is forever appreciated. For me, one of the key plot lines was the old brother's coming of age during that last but most important year of High School. The difficult choices having to be made associated with peer pressure, ego, girls, etc. and all the while hoping he realizes that it's Mare Winningham's character he really desires and not Debra Winger's. Did I say this was a simple movie? This is one of those movies that will inspire you to believe in people and understand we're only human.


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