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Profoundly Normal (2003)

Kirstie Alley and Delroy Lindo star in this inspiring DRAMA based on the true story of two mentally challenged childhood friends who, despite their limitations, find love and family life in... See full summary »

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... Donna Lee Shelby Thornton
... Ricardo Thornton
... Charlotte Johnson
Kevin Duhaney ... Ricky
Catherine Fitch ... Margaret
Anna Mary Wilson ... Donna as Teen
... Margaret as Teen
Terence Mathews ... Ricardo as Teen (as Terrence Matthews)
... Donna as Kid
Gary Wilson ... Ricardo as Kid
Anastasia Hill ... Earline
... Bruce
... Dr. Maswell
Victoria Adilman ... Dr. Aoki
Neville Edwards ... Garmin Watkins
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Kirstie Alley and Delroy Lindo star in this inspiring DRAMA based on the true story of two mentally challenged childhood friends who, despite their limitations, find love and family life in the "normal" world. After their Forest Haven institution is closed, Donna and Ricardo are sent to separate facilities. But their dreams of marriage and family fuel their determination to find each other again. Written by Anonymous

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The only thing they considered special...was their love.

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9 February 2003 (USA)  »

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Le droit à la différence  »

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Amazing...I loved every moment of Profoundly Normal.
10 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I watched PROFOUNDLY NORMAL, the made-for-tv-movie on CBS last night, and I really enjoyed it. This remarkable story of two mentally handicapped people was amazing in that it grabs you right where you are and pushes you into a world seen through the eyes of The Thorntons (played truly amazingly by Kirstie Alley and Delroy Lindo.) You really should get around to seeing this movie. I also watched the 60 Minutes special with them, talking about their son and how life has been as a retarded couple who went against all odds, got married, and had a child. Breathtaking.

9/10


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