ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)

The Hero Who Couldn't Read 

Teacher discovers that the star basketball player is illiterate, and makes it his mission to teach him how to read.

Director:

Robert Chenault

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Clarence Williams III ... Mr. Simpson
Lynn Hamilton ... Mrs. Ellis
Eric D. Wallace Eric D. Wallace ... Freddie Ellis
James Carroll Jordan ... Mike Chapman
Arthur Taxier ... Coach Jefferies
Renée Jones ... Cynthia Beale
Ira Angustain Ira Angustain ... Ramone
Stan Foster ... Calvin Smith
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Himself
Michael Dorn ... Dr. Bennett
Cindy Herron Cindy Herron ... Betty
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tim Bartell ... Cheating Student
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Storyline

Teacher discovers that the star basketball player is illiterate, and makes it his mission to teach him how to read.

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hightide See more »
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Color:

Color
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