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Love Leads the Way: A True Story (1984)

A recently blinded man becomes one of the first American users of a seeing eye dog and must fight to remove the legal barriers impeding its use.

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... Morris Frank
... Mrs. Eustes
... Mr. Frank
... Lois
... Beth
Gerald Hiken ... Jack
... Blind Institute Director (as George D. Wallace)
... Hank
... Mike McShane
... Sen. Christi
... Sen. Brighton
... Mrs. Frank
Pilot ... Buddy
... Proprietor
... Jimmy
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When an insurance salesman is blinded in a boxing accident, his world is turned upside down as he has trouble functioning in his sightless world. All seem hopeless until he learns of an innovative European project that trains dogs as guides for the blind. He explores the idea and decides to train for a dog. He eventually gets a guide dog, but soon learns that he is barred from taking his needed companion into transit vehicles and public buildings and businesses. With a newfound friend, he must fight to make the country recognize that those rules are unfair to him and his guide. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Drama | Family | History

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7 October 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A szeretet mindenek előtt  »

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One of the most affecting aspects of the story is the fact that Morrie is by no means a 'dog person,' and does not comprehend his own attachment to his canine companion until many years into their relationship. Up until then, he experiences impatience, frustration and, at some points, resentment based on his reliance upon the shepherd. See more »

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Restaurant Owner: [Both men are discussing why dogs are not permitted in the restaurant] ... Among other reasons, dogs have a - well, a disagreeable *odor*, for lack of a better term.
Morris Frank: Well, do you smell anything disagreeable right now?
[the other man shakes his head negatively]
Morris Frank: Neither do I. Buddy?
[Buddy emerges from under the table, where she has been hidden the whole time]
Restaurant Owner: NO DOGS ALLOWED, and that's FINAL! Now take this - this MUTT and leave, before I call the city pound.
Morris Frank: [with a shrug] Let's go, Buddy. I know a...
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23 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Great actor, great movie! Good story revealing a story both about a man and his dog, while also telling the story about the Seeing Eye Dog Program when it first was established. I recommend it!


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