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Winnie (1988)

Winnie is an intellectually disabled little girl who is committed to an institution by her mother at a very young age. Throughout the film, Winnie struggles for independence, and to feel as... See full summary »

Director:

John Korty

Writers:

Jamie Pastor Bolnick (book), Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rutanya Alda ... Mrs. Paretti
Barbara Barrie ... Mrs. Drake
Meredith Baxter ... Winnie (as Meredith Baxter-Birney)
Diana Bellamy ... Nurse
Katy Boyer ... Ruby Rose
Channing Chase Channing Chase ... Saleslady
Tabi Cooper Tabi Cooper ... Estelle
Lee Garlington ... Gladys
Terri Hanauer ... Maude
Steve Itkin Steve Itkin ... Male Patient #1
Hal Landon Jr. ... Man with Car
Victoria Ann Lewis Victoria Ann Lewis ... Bridey
Melanie MacQueen Melanie MacQueen ... Verla Mae
Tom Maier Tom Maier ... Neighbor
Kyle Malak Kyle Malak ... Boy on bench
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Storyline

Winnie is an intellectually disabled little girl who is committed to an institution by her mother at a very young age. Throughout the film, Winnie struggles for independence, and to feel as if she is "normal". It is a true story based on the autobiography, "Winnie: My Life in the Institution."

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Winnie's real first name is Millie. Surname remains unknown. See more »

Goofs

The opening caption "Central Iowa, 1941" needs to say "Central Iowa, 1938" as when Winnie was committed. See more »

Quotes

Winnie: Look! I got a library card!
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Winnie 1988 Movie
25 January 2016 | by carrollclarkSee all my reviews

I Luv this movie Winnie (1988 Movie) I saw it years ago and it makes me laugh, cry, and everything in between Lol! And that was years ago in the 80's when I first seen it. And am here to tell you it still stands the test of time, because I just saw it again tonight someone had down loaded it on you tube and I watched it again and I found myself right back there 20 years ago laughing and crying once again. I wish more people in the world thought like Winnie...then this world would be a much better place too live in because her heart was very big and full of love for her fellow human beings, her and Thomas were a riot together and I do plan to buy the book based on the movie called: Winnie my life in the insititution. The movie was so great and I got so caught up in the story that I hated for it too end, it should have been two more hours long. It help me too also remember what a great actress Meredith Baxter is even still this day! I recommend anyone with a heart to see this movie..you will not be disappointed, Winnie am glad your dream came true!


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