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In this documentary, the director follows the day-to-day activities of his retarded, middle-aged cousin Philly, over a three-year period.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.
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Philip Wohl ...
Himself (as Philly Wohl)
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Christine O'Connor ...
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Frances Reiss ...
Herself - Philly's Sister
Ira Wohl ...
Himself
Max Wohl ...
Himself
Pearl Wohl ...
Herself

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Ira Wohl

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Ira Wohl ... (written by)

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Tom McDonough

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Ira Wohl

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Peter Miller ... sound recordist
Peter Miller ... production sound mixer
Roger Phenix ... production sound mixer / sound mixer: Film is Oscar Winner!!

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Sandi Sissel ... assistant camera

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Michael F. Barrow ... production assistant

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Plot Summary

Director Ira Wohl documents three years in the life of her cheerful, mentally handicapped 52-year-old cousin, Philip Wohl, whose elderly parents have recently started to prepare him for the day when they can no longer be his caretakers. Ira follows Philly as he travels from his apartment in Queens into Manhattan, where he takes classes to learn to care for himself. Slowly, Philly begins to learn the ways of the world and becomes more self-reliant and independent. Written by Jwelch5742

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Also Known As
  • El mejor de los muchachos (Spain)
  • Najlepszy chlopak (Poland)
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  • 111 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Featured in French Postcards/The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh/The Marriage of Maria Braun/The Rose/Best Boy (1979). See more »
Soundtracks If I Were a Rich Man See more »
Quotes Max Wohl: I'm hungry.
Pearl Wohl: So eat.
Max Wohl: I'm eating.
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