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The Miracle Worker 

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A television remake of William Gibson's classic play about Annie Sullivan's efforts to draw Helen Keller from her world of darkness, blindness, deafness and silence.

Director:

Nadia Tass

Writers:

Monte Merrick (teleplay by), William Gibson (based upon the play by)
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Episode cast overview:
Alison Elliott ... Anne Sullivan
Hallie Eisenberg ... Helen Keller (as Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
Lucas Black ... James Keller
Kate Greenhouse ... Kate Keller
David Strathairn ... Captain Keller
Damir Andrei Damir Andrei ... Dr. Anagnos
Stewart Arnott ... Farm Boss
Kevin Duhaney Kevin Duhaney ... Percy
Neville Edwards Neville Edwards ... Henry
Patricia Gage ... Aunt Ev
Eugene Lipinski ... Proctor
Twila Provencher Twila Provencher ... Young Annie
Jackie Richardson Jackie Richardson ... Viney
Liam Robinson Liam Robinson ... Jimmie
Stephanie Sams Stephanie Sams ... Martha
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A television remake of William Gibson's classic play about Annie Sullivan's efforts to draw Helen Keller from her world of darkness, blindness, deafness and silence.

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Behind her eyes is the power to change the world.


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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

12 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kismadár See more »

Filming Locations:

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Andrew Prine played James Keller in the 1962 version (The Miracle Worker (1962)). See more »

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Helen spits food at Annie who retaliates by throwing water in her face. Helen's hair and clothes stay dry, however. See more »

Quotes

Kate Keller: Take her, Miss Annie.
Anne Sullivan: Thank you.
Captain Keller: No. No, I won't have it. I don't see that we need to send her from the table.
Anne Sullivan: Let me hold Helen to what's she's learned, and she will go on learning. Take her out of my hands, and it all comes apart!
Captain Keller: She is the Guest of Honor. Bring her plate back.
Anne Sullivan: If she was a seeing child, you would not stand for this!
Captain Keller: Well, she is not! I think some allowances are called for. Bring her plate back.
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Connections

Version of The Miracle Worker (1979) See more »

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Blind
16 July 2004 | by tedgSee all my reviews

This story is just screaming to be a fine movie. What is better subject matter for a presentation by signs, than a story of presentation by signs. And there has been a moderately successful film made in 1962, at least it had the weight of trembling actors.

This version has been Disneyfied in predicable ways: dumbed, cleaned and sweetened accordingly. But oddly enough for a film about blindness, it is blazingly bright and colorful. I think this is a simple accident of what Disney knows about how TeeVee bleaches colors.

And it has two actors who have done well in fine films. Nominally, they are supposed to have a huge metaphysical tussle, here more of a staring contest. David Strathairn's presence in 'Limbo' is really something you need to see. Any one of tens of thousands could have done what he does here.

Alison Elliott just blew me away in 'Wings of a Dove.' This woman has enough power to suggest what is suspected of the 'real' Anne, that much of the intelligence of her student was imposed. This would have been fertile stuff for an intelligent film. Oh well, at least she does something.

That can't be said for the Helen here who is little more than the dolls in this story. Would have made more sense if that Anne redactor layer was mined.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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