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Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love (1979)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 14 May 1979
A young couple is overjoyed when they find out that, after having had two girls, the wife is pregnant again, and this time it will be a son. However, the boy turns out to autistic. Unhappy ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Barry Kaufman
... Suzie Kaufman
Stephen Elliott ... Abe Kaufman
Henry Olek ... Dr. Bob Clark
... Nancy
Erica Yohn ... Dr. Fields
Michael Adams ... Raun
Casey Adams ... Raun
Arch Archambault ... Daniel
Shelby Balik ... Bryn
Rachel Bard ... Roz
Barbara Carney ... Dr. Wills
... Dr. Corelli
... Herb
Amentha Dymally ... Guide
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A young couple is overjoyed when they find out that, after having had two girls, the wife is pregnant again, and this time it will be a son. However, the boy turns out to autistic. Unhappy with the diagnoses and treatments available, they decide to work out their own therapy program for their son. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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therapy | autism | based on book | See All (3) »

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14 May 1979 (USA)  »

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Meu Filho, Meu Mundo  »

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Is There Room In Your World For Me'
Words and Music by Gene Nelson and Paul Nelson
Sung by Debby Boone
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Me too, I loved the theme song... when I was twelve
1 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I must have been about 12 when Miracle of Love was on Finnish television. The story itself was touching enough, and the theme song... I tried humming it for days so I wouldn't forget the melody. Eventually I did, of course. I never thought I's have the slightest chance of finding the song, but now in the age of internet anything is possible. Does anyone know of a recording of the theme song?

I totally recommend the film to anyone interested in autism and other neurological dysfunctions. As well as to all softies. I remember it being clearly a television film - today it would probably be called a "Hallmark-type" of film. For me it was the first time to learn about autism, and I think it gave me quite the right impression - judging from what I know now. None of the easy labels so often given.


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