8.0/10
638
12 user
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 »

Director:

Anthony Page

Writers:

Barry Morrow (story), Corey Blechman (teleplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

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

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Bill: On His Own (TV Movie 1983)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Bill Sackter struggles to cope after his best friend and guardian, Barry Morrow and his wife Beverly move away. Bill moves into a group home run by Mae Driscoll who teaches him how to read.... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Page
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Helen Hunt, Edie McClurg
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The story follows three teenagers through their senior year of high school in the 1960s, focusing on the star athlete of the group.

Director: Joseph Ruben
Stars: Scott Jacoby, Deborah Benson, Dennis Quaid
Johnny Belinda (TV Movie 1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Anthony Page
Stars: Richard Thomas, Rosanna Arquette, Dennis Quaid
Are You in the House Alone? (TV Movie 1978)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A teenage girl is harassed by a stalker who torments her with threatening notes and phone calls.

Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: Kathleen Beller, Blythe Danner, Tony Bill
Tough Enough (1983)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a "Tough Man" amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Carlene Watkins, Stan Shaw
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When Jimmy's idol, James Dean, dies on September 30, 1955, the small-town Arkansas college undergraduate goes berserk. He and his friends hold a vigil which turns into a drunk and, finally,... See full summary »

Director: James Bridges
Stars: Richard Thomas, Susan Tyrrell, Deborah Benson
Gorp (1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A slapstick comedy about the wacky antics of a group of waiters at a Jewish summer camp in upstate New York.

Director: Joseph Ruben
Stars: Michael Lembeck, Dennis Quaid, Philip Casnoff
The Seniors (1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Four students open a bogus sex clinic for cheap thrills and then are amazed to see it blossom into a profitable business.

Director: Rod Amateau
Stars: Jeffrey Byron, Gary Imhoff, Dennis Quaid
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... Bill Sackter
Dennis Quaid ... Barry Morrow
Largo Woodruff ... Beverly Morrow
Anna Maria Horsford ... Ms. Marge Keating
Harry Goz Harry Goz ... Dr. Tom Walz
Kathleen Maguire ... Mrs. Florence Archer
William J. Daprato William J. Daprato ... Ray
Raymond Serra Raymond Serra ... Harry (as Ray Serra)
Jenny Rebecca Dweir Jenny Rebecca Dweir ... Amy Hill (as Jenny Dweir)
Breon Gorman Breon Gorman ... Children's Teacher
George Hamlin George Hamlin ... Mr. Robert Morrow
Katharine Balfour Katharine Balfour ... Mrs. Morrow (as Katherine Balfour)
Cordis Heard ... Arlene
Harriet Rogers Harriet Rogers ... Mae
Lotte Palfi Andor Lotte Palfi Andor ... Ida Miller (as Lotta Palfi-Andor)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A heartwarming true story.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Ms. Marge Keating: Films end, Mr Morrow, and so do friendships.
See more »

Connections

References I Dream of Jeannie (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Poor Fool
Music by William Kraft
Lyrics by William Humecke
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A special story and great acting scores this high.
25 January 2003 | by var-1See all my reviews

Actually I think I should apologize to Micky Rooney for personally thinking of him as I first encountered him. Andy Hardy. Even with his rolls in Boy's Town, National Velvet and The Human Comedy, I could never take him as a serious actor. Watching his performance as "Bill" was one of the truly outstanding portrayals I ever saw. I now saw Mickey as a consummate artists of his trade. I'm sorry it took me fifty years to really see it. The story of Bill and the Bills' like him is happening all over the world. Just this year, the county I live in closed the County Home. There were two people who were just the type that "Bill" was. Thinking of this story makes be wonder what will become of them. I would like to see the movie replayed again to help folks to be more aware that our communities have this problem. Mickey Rooney played this with such warmth, skill and awareness that I say THANK YOU for your eye opening characterization of Bill.


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed