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The Miracle Worker 

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A television remake of William Gibson's classic play about Annie Sullivan's efforts to draw Helen Keller from her world of darkness, blindness, deafness and silence.

Director:

Nadia Tass

Writers:

Monte Merrick (teleplay by), William Gibson (based upon the play by)
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Episode cast overview:
Alison Elliott ... Anne Sullivan
Hallie Eisenberg ... Helen Keller (as Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
Lucas Black ... James Keller
Kate Greenhouse ... Kate Keller
David Strathairn ... Captain Keller
Damir Andrei Damir Andrei ... Dr. Anagnos
Stewart Arnott ... Farm Boss
Kevin Duhaney Kevin Duhaney ... Percy
Neville Edwards Neville Edwards ... Henry
Patricia Gage ... Aunt Ev
Eugene Lipinski ... Proctor
Twila Provencher Twila Provencher ... Young Annie
Jackie Richardson Jackie Richardson ... Viney
Liam Robinson Liam Robinson ... Jimmie
Stephanie Sams Stephanie Sams ... Martha
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A television remake of William Gibson's classic play about Annie Sullivan's efforts to draw Helen Keller from her world of darkness, blindness, deafness and silence.

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Behind her eyes is the power to change the world.


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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

12 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kismadár See more »

Filming Locations:

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The original Broadway production of "The Miracle Worker" opened at the Playhouse Theater on October 19, 1959, ran for 719 performances, and won the 1960 Tony Award for Best Play. Anne Bancroft (winner of the 1960 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play) and Patty Duke recreated their stage roles in the movie. William Gibson wrote the teleplay, the stage play and the screenplay. See more »

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In the "Morning Tantrum" breakfast scene, Helen's plate of scrambled eggs somehow refills itself from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

[James Keller comes to escort Annie back to the big house]
James Keller: May I escort you?
Anne Sullivan: I'm not very good company right now.
James Keller: Well, I didn't come to keep you company. I came to keep you from getting lost in the dark.
Anne Sullivan: [stiffly] Maybe that is just what I was looking to do.
James Keller: [smiles understandingly] Are you feeling sorry for yourself, Miss Sullivan?
Anne Sullivan: Just this once. Yes.
[She smiles, and gestures with her head that she will walk with him]
James Keller: My father has a great respect for you. That's not easily earned. He fought at...
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Version of Anna dei miracoli (1990) See more »

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A well paced and sensitive retelling of the classic story.
13 November 2000 | by sebchenSee all my reviews

The fact that Helen Keller would be played by that annoying girl in those ubiquitous Pepsi commercials did not give me much hope for this television remake of the classic tale. I'm happy to report that I found myself very pleasantly surprised. Hallie Kate Eisenberg did, in fact, create a Helen with both subtlety and nuance. As well, Alison Elliot's portrayal of Annie Sullivan showed both grace and intelligent restraint. This relatively gentle production never recreates the dense and claustrophobic tragedy of the 1962 movie (starring Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft) and thus the 'awakening' lacks the same glorious contrast. However, it does remain true to the spirit of the story and Helen's amazing triumph will no doubt continue to inspire a whole new generation.


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