Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old ... See full summary »
Angel Ramirez Jr.
This is based on the true story about the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti, Jr. and his younger brother Joey, who has leukemia. John and Joey's bond is a ... See full summary »
Gerald S. O'Loughlin,
Tom Sullivan is in many ways a typical student attending a Boston area college, he, showing his immaturity, partaking in, often leading, mainly harmless student hijinks with his pipe smoking friend, Will Sly. He funnels many of his energies into his music as a singer/pianist. Tom also happens to be blind, which he's been since a newborn due to being provided too much oxygen while in an incubator. Tom is independently minded, and wants to be treated just like any sighted person. Like most men his age, he is also in the pursuit of the opposite sex, in the process of which he finds that he falls in love easily. Through all these activities, Tom is affected by real life including the temporariness of college life, some not being able to get over their own prejudices of being sighted in their dealings with him, and coming to the realization that there are some things more difficult to do in life when one is blind.Written by
Tom Sullivan is heard to yell the identical recorded line "Hello? Can anybody hear me?" twice: once during the skydiving scene, and once during the swimming pool scene. See more »
During the skydiving incident, Tom's friend takes off in a jeep on natural ground, but we hear the tires squeal as though he's on pavement. See more »
[walks into Tom's room, where the light is off]
Sullivan, you pervert, it's pitch black in here.
[he switches on the light]
I got news for you, Sly. It's still pitch black in here.
It's not nice to make fun of sighted people. I'm liable to go through your closet and mix all your solids and checks, and then where would you be? You'd be a walking billboard for bad taste, that's where you'd be!
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I was 14 or 15 when this movie came out, and I fell in love with it, and with Marc Singer. I watched it, like so many others, many times on cable in the mid to late '80s. For those looking for the movie, keep an eye out for it, it is occasionally shown on some cable networks. Every few months or so, IIRC. I'm not exactly sure which network, but I believe I've seen it on AMC, Starz:Love Stories and possibly the W-e Network. People with TIVO might have luck putting it on a wish list. I found it by going to Zap 2 it's website and searching there by title. It takes some patience and time, but it is possible to find a showing which could then be taped or TIVO-ed. I too wish for a DVD release of this movie.
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