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...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 28 January 1979
A couple whose son had been diagnosed as intellectually disabled, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is deaf, not intellectually disabled.

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Jenny Corelli
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Danny Corelli
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Connie
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Grandpa
Penny Santon ...
Grandma
Ruth Manning ...
Mrs. Marquardt
Jeffrey Bravin ...
Jonah
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Dickie
Erica Yohn ...
Jenny's Mother
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Larry (as Anthony Ponzini)
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Ann
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Anthony
Rose Barbato ...
Carmella
Tracee Lyles ...
1st Aide
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Kate
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A couple whose son had been diagnosed as intellectually disabled, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is deaf, not intellectually disabled.

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...Y te llamas Jonás  »

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The boy that played Jonah is deaf in real life. He communicated with the cast by using sign language and lip reading. See more »

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And Your Name Is Jonah
3 February 2005 | by See 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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