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Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 4 May 2001 (USA)
Based on the actual events of one of the most horrific cases of child abuse ever to be documented, this haunting drama tells the tale of a young girl that was locked in a room for over 12 years.

Director:

Harry Bromley Davenport (as Harry Bromley-Davenport)

Writer:

Daryl Haney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Errico ... Sandra Tannen
Joe Regalbuto ... Dr. Norm Glazer
Sean Young ... Dr. Judy Bingham
Michael Lerner ... Dr. Stan York
Kim Darby ... Louise Standon
Tarra Steele Tarra Steele ... Katie
Laurie O'Brien ... Beverly Glazer
Ed Brigadier ... Mr. Manning
Sharon Madden Sharon Madden ... Mrs. Manning
Jack Betts ... Wes Standon
Ben Messmer ... Rob
Lora Anne Criswell ... Colleen
Michael Azria Michael Azria ... Billy Standon
Josh Boyd Josh Boyd ... Johnathen Glazer
Bryn Larsen Bryn Larsen ... Rachel Glazer
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Storyline

On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to walk and unable to speak. Kept in severe isolation by her parents with virtually no human contact for more than 10 years, she was confined to her bedroom, tied to her potty-chair and left to fend for herself. As Cronkite noted, it was one of the most horrendous cases of child abuse ever to surface. Much like an animal, the girl spat, sniffed and clawed. She had none of the traits or characteristics of conventional human behavior, nor could she comprehend such modern societal conveniences as silverware or bathroom etiquette. Her emotional development was practically non-existent, and she could not speak. With this heartbreaking story, the world was being introduced to a fragile, beautiful teenager who seemed and behaved like an infant, or ... Written by Steven Zeller

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Biography | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

4 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pour l'amour de Katie See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Dorian Films, Genieworks See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Katie is based on a girl called "Genie" by a few scientists and the character of Sandra is based on the linguist Susan Curtiss. See more »

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Katie has supposedly been locked away since she was a baby,but her ears are pierced and she has ear studs, as can clearly be seen in several scenes. See more »

Quotes

Louise Standon: The way you hound at that child..."Don't say it like this, Katie, say it like that," and giving her all those tests. That's why she couldn't get along with the Mannings. You pushed her to a point where she didn't know what general was up anymore.
Sandra Tannen: Louise, that's not true. Katie loved the work that we did. I mean... there were days when... when I didn't want to work and she'd make me do it.
Louise Standon: Well, that's the way you trained her. She was never person to you. She was just... some little scientific ...
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The Mockingbird Song
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Performed by Melissa Errico
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Wonderful Movie
15 August 2003 | by C3194See all my reviews

I loved this movie so much that I have been trying to buy it since I saw it. I am in the middle of the book now. I could watch this movie 1000 times and not get bored. Good directing and casting!! I think anyone who sees it will come away with a feeling that will stay for days, maybe weeks!!


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