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Bill: On His Own (1983)

Bill Sackter struggles to cope after his best friend and guardian, Barry Morrow and his wife Beverly move away. Bill moves into a group home run by Mae Driscoll who teaches him how to read.... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Page

Writer:

Barry Morrow
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... Bill Sackter
Helen Hunt ... Jenny Wells
Edie McClurg ... Angela
Tracey Walter ... Kenny
Teresa Wright ... Mae Driscoll
Paul Lieber ... Rabbi Jeff Portman
Harry Goz Harry Goz ... Tom Walz
Largo Woodruff ... Beverly Morrow
Dennis Quaid ... Barry Morrow
Terry Evans Terry Evans ... Doug
Marianna Clore Blase Marianna Clore Blase ... Mrs. Noble
Jeremy Michael Hayes Jeremy Michael Hayes ... Clay
Marina Astudillo Marina Astudillo ... Dr. Edith Franklin
Sharon Menzel Sharon Menzel ... Shirley Crandall
Sebastian Beeton Sebastian Beeton ... Jamie Turner
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Storyline

Bill Sackter struggles to cope after his best friend and guardian, Barry Morrow and his wife Beverly move away. Bill moves into a group home run by Mae Driscoll who teaches him how to read. Bill soon discovers his religious heritage, overcoming the fire that accidentally destroyed his small canteen business, and then travels to California to search for the Morrows. Written by Anonymous

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Sequel to the true story "_Bill (1981) (TV)_(qv)".

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bill Kendi Basina See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dedicated in memory of the real Bill Sackter (1913-1983) who passed away shortly before filming at the age of 70. See more »

Quotes

Bill Sackter: Jenny, you gotta do your best. That's a rule.
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Connections

Follows Bill (1981) See more »

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BETTER TO FLY
Written and Performed by James McVay
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having grown up with mentally challenged siblings
6 May 2012 | by gordonbreaSee all my reviews

Having grown up with mentally challenged siblings this movie is such a sweet and heart warming movie. It touched my heart and gave me hope that someday my sisters could and would be accepted in this world as well as valued the way I value them.... I know the pain of having someone who is different if you will in your life that you love and respect and to have to watch them being treated as less than human its just not right! Bill is so correct when he says Jesus loves us ALL! We should all take the time to know someone like Bill he was and is an inspiration! God bless you ALWAYS BILL SACKTER AND BARRY MORROW & YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY FOR BEING THE FAMILY BILL NEEDED AND Didn't HAVE. thank you so much for this movie!


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