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 ...
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A British schoolgirl struggles to come to terms with the horrific and disgusting sexual abuse inflicted upon her by the adults in her life. When she resorts to self-harm to escape her troubles, a caring teacher tries to get her some help.
Fifteen years after the events of The Boys of St. Vincent took place, the various boys involved are brought in to testify against the brothers, now finally standing trial, who assaulted ... See full summary »
A woman is reunited with her kidnapped son after five years, but sadly she finds out that he has a near-infantile mindset and apparent mental problems. Will she give up on Andrew, or try to help him work through the abuse he suffered?
In the 1950s, two actresses set up a charity home for "orphans" (children who were purposely abandoned and shunned because of their mixed ethnicity). The children find themselves being loved and looked after properly.
The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.
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
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 »
When Sandra drives her Volkswagen Bug to visit Katie, who is now living with her mother Louise, the interior of her car is painted red. But after she parks and opens the door the paint is white. See more »
She's been cut off from acquiring language, so naturally she's developed her own way of communicating. But it's so fascinating. It's just so fascinating to see the effect she has on people.
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I don't understand everyone's laudatory comments on this production. Yes it was well acted, yes it was a true tragedy and yes the little girl did a marvelous acting job. But I feel it is lacking more of an explanation of the Mother's actions. It is appalling to me to see her hug her Mother as if she had nothing to do with her life as it was! There is no excuse for the Mother to have let her husband abuse her daughter for that length of time. She was not mentally ill. And it was alluded to that there was a deal made between the girl's parents which emphasizes that the Mother was not mentally challenged! It seems there are too many spaces missing in the story portrayed in the movie.
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