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Kids Like These (1987)

Bob and Joanna, both over 40 years old, have a baby with the Down syndrome. Their doctor advises them to give the child away, not to "waste their time" with a kid with a mental deficiency. ... See full summary »

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Emily Perl Kingsley (story), Emily Perl Kingsley (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Georgia Allen Georgia Allen ... Nurse #2
Zachary M. Allen Zachary M. Allen ... David (3 1 / 2 & 5 years)
Martin Balsam ... Grandpa
Donna Biscoe ... Parent #2
Warde Q. Butler ... Dr. Gastner (as Warde Butler)
Franklin Newton Carroll Jr. Franklin Newton Carroll Jr. ... Alex (1 year)
Paul Cavonis ... Mr. La Polla
Joey Chavez Joey Chavez ... Mr. Salazar
Richard Crenna ... Bob Goodman
Tyne Daly ... Joanna Goodman
Ja'net DuBois ... Mrs. Page (as Ja'net Dubois)
Margaret Giannini Margaret Giannini ... The Doctor (as Dr. Margaret Giannini)
Charlene Gowen Charlene Gowen ... Parent #1
Alice Heffernan-Sneed Alice Heffernan-Sneed ... Nurse #1
Tony Higgins Tony Higgins ... Soccer coach
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Bob and Joanna, both over 40 years old, have a baby with the Down syndrome. Their doctor advises them to give the child away, not to "waste their time" with a kid with a mental deficiency. But the parents decide to keep their son, to allow him a life with dignity and to support him as best as possible. And their devotion bears fruit... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Acima de Tudo See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Repeated on September 22, 1988. See more »

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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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boring and unconvincing
30 December 2000 | by bioscoopzaalSee all my reviews

"Kids Like These" could have been a decent film, given the subject matter. But instead it has become a below-average, run-of-the-mill TV-movie of the week, with not much going for it. The acting is stale, the plot predictable and the direction non-existent. For a better movie on the same subject, try the excellent "Le Huitième Jour", a film that really cares about the people with Down-syndrome. In "Kids Like These" they are merely used as an excuse for weepy sentimentality. Pretty appalling. 1/10


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