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Kids Like These (1987)

Bob and Joanna, both over 40 years old, have a baby with the Down syndrome. Their doctor advises them to give the child away, not to "waste their time" with a kid with a mental deficiency. ... See full summary »

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Emily Perl Kingsley (story), Emily Perl Kingsley (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Georgia Allen Georgia Allen ... Nurse #2
Zachary M. Allen Zachary M. Allen ... David (3 1 / 2 & 5 years)
Martin Balsam ... Grandpa
Donna Biscoe ... Parent #2
Warde Q. Butler ... Dr. Gastner (as Warde Butler)
Franklin Newton Carroll Jr. Franklin Newton Carroll Jr. ... Alex (1 year)
Paul Cavonis ... Mr. La Polla
Joey Chavez Joey Chavez ... Mr. Salazar
Richard Crenna ... Bob Goodman
Tyne Daly ... Joanna Goodman
Ja'net DuBois ... Mrs. Page (as Ja'net Dubois)
Margaret Giannini Margaret Giannini ... The Doctor (as Dr. Margaret Giannini)
Charlene Gowen Charlene Gowen ... Parent #1
Alice Heffernan-Sneed Alice Heffernan-Sneed ... Nurse #1
Tony Higgins Tony Higgins ... Soccer coach
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Bob and Joanna, both over 40 years old, have a baby with the Down syndrome. Their doctor advises them to give the child away, not to "waste their time" with a kid with a mental deficiency. But the parents decide to keep their son, to allow him a life with dignity and to support him as best as possible. And their devotion bears fruit... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Acima de Tudo See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Repeated on September 22, 1988. See more »

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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Excellent!
16 December 2005 | by carlysenior1984See all my reviews

What a refreshing change! Brilliant must see! A beautiful film about a family's struggle with their down syndrome child. Excellent cast of actors really pull on your heart strings. A film about what is still considered a taboo subject - disability. This film has a real message. It portrays the mother has a pioneer for children with disability's taking her child with her to talks and trying to change peoples mindsets. The character of Alex is played brilliantly by a blessed little actor. Although this film is fairly old (80's) the messages and prejudices still ring true today. A little known film with a big message.


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