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...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 28 January 1979
A couple whose son had been institutionalized after being diagnosed as intellectually disabled are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong: their son is deaf.

Director:

Richard Michaels

Writer:

Michael Bortman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Struthers ... Jenny Corelli
James Woods ... Danny Corelli
Randee Heller ... Connie
Titos Vandis ... Grandpa
Penny Santon ... Grandma
Ruth Manning Ruth Manning ... Mrs. Marquardt
Jeffrey Bravin Jeffrey Bravin ... Jonah
Robert Davi ... Dickie
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... Jenny's Mother
Antony Ponzini ... Larry (as Anthony Ponzini)
Paula Shaw ... Ann
Jeremy Licht ... Anthony
Rose Barbato Rose Barbato ... Carmella
Tracee Lyles Tracee Lyles ... 1st Aide
Robin Pearson Rose Robin Pearson Rose ... Kate
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A couple whose son had been institutionalized after being diagnosed as intellectually disabled are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong: their son is deaf.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG

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Trivia

This is one of the first major Hollywood productions to hire only Deaf actors and actresses to play the Deaf roles in the movie. Previous productions would tend to hire only hearing actors (using the culturally appropriate spelling of Deaf, with a capital D, showing those who identify cultural-linguistically as Deaf). See more »

Goofs

When Anthony is riding the bike in the street with Jonah and their mother alongside, Jonah is shown in the street without his hearing apparatus on. Then as they move the bike onto the sidewalk, he suddenly does have his hearing apparatus on. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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And Your Name Is Jonah
3 February 2005 | by yngnreckless1See all my reviews

I saw this movie in the 70's and I was but a child then and remember this movie almost word for word, scene by scene. That is how much this movie truly touched my heart. I am looking for a copy of this movie and ask that anyone with information on where I can find one please e-mail me. I fear this movie has been shelved for life and that would be such a waste. I have an 11 year old son and wish very much for him to view this masterpiece of a movie. I feel a movie like this can teach him a lot in terms of life and how to be thankful for all the haves rather than the have no ts. This movie should be shown in every classroom, in every school around the world.

Sincerely, Maria Horton


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

28 January 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...Y te llamas Jonás See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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