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Under the Piano (1996)

An autistic child growing up in the 1940's and 50's with a mother who is bitter because her fear of success has denied to herself a possible career in opera. This anger translates into an ... See full summary »

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Stefan Scaini

Writer:

Blair Ferguson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Plummer ... Franny Basilio
Megan Follows ... Rosetta Basilio
Teresa Stratas Teresa Stratas ... Regina Basilio
James Carroll James Carroll ... Nick
John Juliani ... Frank
Jackie Richardson Jackie Richardson ... Mrs. Syms
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Dr. Banman
Dan Lett ... Dr. Harkness
Judith Orban Judith Orban ... Hazel
Andrew Tarbet ... Orderly
Deborah Grover Deborah Grover ... Nurse Thompson
Richard McMillan Richard McMillan ... Dr. Davison
Tara Macri ... Michelle
Louisa Martin ... Michelle's Mother
Simone Rosenberg Simone Rosenberg ... Young Violet
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An autistic child growing up in the 1940's and 50's with a mother who is bitter because her fear of success has denied to herself a possible career in opera. This anger translates into an over-protectiveness of her mentally ill daughter, even into the child's adulthood. But a loving sister, herself having an arm that is paralyzed, is a bastion against the limitations imposed by the mother and finally helps her sister to live a more full life. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Excellent Film!
14 February 2002 | by MeganfanSee all my reviews

This movie is probably one of the best performances Megan Follows has ever given! I really enjoyed the beauty of the film, the music and the characters made up such a large part of what made this film work so well. Megan's performance as Rosetta couldn't have been better and I give this film two thumbs up!

Great Job!


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