Bill Sackter, a intellectually disabled man, ventures out into the world for the first time, having spent most of his life in a dreary inner city institution. He is taken in by a kind ... See full summary »

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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... Bill Sackter
... Barry Morrow
... Beverly Morrow
... Ms. Marge Keating
Harry Goz ... Dr. Tom Walz
... Mrs. Florence Archer
William J. Daprato ... Ray
Raymond Serra ... Harry (as Ray Serra)
Jenny Rebecca Dweir ... Amy Hill (as Jenny Dweir)
Breon Gorman ... Children's Teacher
George Hamlin ... Mr. Robert Morrow
Katharine Balfour ... Mrs. Morrow (as Katherine Balfour)
... Arlene
Harriet Rogers ... Mae
Lotte Palfi Andor ... Ida Miller (as Lotta Palfi-Andor)
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Bill Sackter, a intellectually disabled man, ventures out into the world for the first time, having spent most of his life in a dreary inner city institution. He is taken in by a kind family and learns for the first time in his life what it means to love. Written by <Hunk@prodigy.net>

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22 December 1981 (USA)  »

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Followed by Bill: On His Own (1983) See more »

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Poor Fool
Music by William Kraft
Lyrics by William Humecke
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Life changing
27 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time when I was about 12 years old. I had grown up around older people, but no one with disabilities. At the beginning of the movie I remember feeling sorry for Bill, however, by the end of the movie I felt sorry for the people who didn't know Bill or have a Bill in there life. After watching this movie, I became more aware of the people around me with disabilities and befriended several. I finally began working with the developmentally disabled in my 30's and my life has never been richer. This movie was such an eye opener for me and I highly recommend it to everyone. I've watched this movie with my eldest nephew and plan to watch it with the other children in my family so that they know people with disabilities are just as capable and deserving of respect and not to be frightened of. This is a MUST see for EVERYONE!!!!


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