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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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It made me wish I was special
28 February 2003 | by See 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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