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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.

Director:

Lee Philips
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Cast

Credited cast:
Irene Tedrow ... Elmira Gallitzin
Mare Winningham ... Janice Gallitzin
Philip Brown ... Michael Gallitzin
George Parry George Parry ... Matthew 'Matt' Gallitzin
Herb Edelman ... Doug Ransom
Debra Winger ... Sherrie Hensley
Constance McCashin Constance McCashin ... Trina Cunningham
James Calvin Nelson James Calvin Nelson ... Dr. Brennaman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Bliven Bruce Bliven ... Bruce
Rachel Chavez Rachel Chavez ... Rachel
Kevin Condit Kevin Condit ... Kevin
Lisa Ann Cordova Lisa Ann Cordova ... Lisa
Charles Dowdy III ... Tanana (as Charles Dowdy)
Charles Durning ... Carl Gallitzin
Kelly B. Goon 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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mental retardation | widower | See All (2) »

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Special Kind of Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It made me wish I was special
28 February 2003 | by RemRock7See all my reviews

It was an awesome sight to see these challenges being completed in such a way. I cried throughout the entire story, i feel overwhelmed with sorrow and joy. This TV show should have never been cancelled, well..... maybe it was a good idea after all.


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