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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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Graeme Clifford

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Paris Qualles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirstie Alley ... Donna Lee Shelby Thornton
Delroy Lindo ... Ricardo Thornton
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Charlotte Johnson
Kevin Duhaney Kevin Duhaney ... Ricky
Catherine Fitch Catherine Fitch ... Margaret
Anna Mary Wilson Anna Mary Wilson ... Donna as Teen
Brittany Bristow ... Margaret as Teen
Terence Mathews Terence Mathews ... Ricardo as Teen (as Terrence Matthews)
Danielle Bouffard ... Donna as Kid
Gary Wilson Gary Wilson ... Ricardo as Kid
Anastasia Hill Anastasia Hill ... Earline
Rothaford Gray ... Bruce
Martha Burns ... Dr. Maswell
Victoria Adilman Victoria Adilman ... Dr. Aoki
Neville Edwards 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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le droit à la différence See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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amazing.simply amazing.
22 July 2003 | by starlette112See all my reviews

im still getting over the fact that kirstie wasnt nomainted for an emmy for this. it was WELL deserved. more than well deserved. the story about two handicapped people coming together and showing people that they can succed on thier own is enough. but her preformance? if you didnt see it,you missed out. all those people out there that dont consider her a real actress. despite the fact shes done as much drama as she has comedy. but this really gave everyone the chance to see what she can do. what everyone could do,the movie was the best tv movie ive seen in a LONG time. kirstie alley should win an emmy for this. to go along side with the one she won in 1994 for 'davids mother'. also amazing. but i cant believe she was just ignored for this. anyway the story which is based on a true story by the way is captivting.the actors are dead on but its kirstie who shines. what can i say? nothing but the best..from the best ever.


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