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Other movies about the developmentally disabled?


Besides "I am Sam" I can't think of any other movies about developmentally disabled people (maybe "Crossroads")

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Let's see...There's Rain Man, Dominic and Eugene, Tru Confessions, and Radio (that's all I can think of besides Other Sister and I Am Sam).

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That's cool, I found out a lot more. I started another thread about it.
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000007/thread/11687051

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I'm not sure...but I believe "Awakenings" is about the mentally challenged

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No not at all it is about people who suffer from neurodegenerative disorders and a miracle drug cures them for a little while.

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also there is what's eating gilbert grape that also stars Juliette Lewis



'You had me at Hello'

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Pumpkin, with Christina Ricci

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Like Normal People (TV) is similar to this movie (personally I think it's better). Unfortunately, it's not available on video.

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There is also Niagra, Niagra with Robin Tunney who suffers from Tourrets (sp?) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119780/

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another one is "Whats eating Gilbert Grape" which has Lenanrdo Dicaprio and Juliette Lewis in it, and also Johnny Depp.

Michelle L. K.

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"Patch Adams" with Robin Williams... I'm not sure if that's considered one but I think it is, good movie aswell!

Charley
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There's no panic like the panic you feel when you've got you're head or hand stuck in something!!!

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"Pumpkin" has christina ricci play a goody-goody sorority girl who falls in love with a mentally-challenged boy as she helps him train for the special olympics

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Mercury Rising

We all have so many faces
The real self often erases
- The Scarlet Pimpernel

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hahhahhaahhaa all my internets to you sir/madam

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Forrest Gump

THE MIRACLE WORKER!

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David's Mother is one. It stars Kirstie Alley.

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Bonds of Love
The Green Mile had a mentally challenged man in it
Mozart and the Whale
Magnificent 7
Billy the Kid
The Innocent
The Boy Who Could Fly
Family Pictures


http://s10.invisionfree.com/Nova_Infinity/

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I think there is a movie called Charlie, based on the short story of the same name. It was also made into a book called Flowers for Algernon, many may have read it in Jr. High english.

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Benny And Joon. with Johnny Depp in it.

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Forrest Gump comes to mind. How did that one slip by everybody?

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Profoundly Normal (TV) Stars Kristie Ally

Follow the stars home (TV) Stars Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Great movie)

Audrey's Rain (TV), Jean Smart, Although the movie isn't about the disabled sister, she does have alot to do with her sister life, or lack there of.

About Sarah (TV), this has Kelly Martin and Mary Steegbarn (I think that is her last name) Also a good movie.

This is all I can remember right now, If I remember anymore I will be sure to post them.

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Wait Until Dark which has Audrey Hepburn play a blind person

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I've never seen the film but Judy Garland made a film called A Child Is Waiting which had people who were Retarded and Down Syndrome.

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I remember this movie of lifetime I don't remember the name. The people live in the sticks and had a down syndome daughter name Brenda Kay...It's a good movie. I'm now mad at myself because I remember the name of the movie.
As there is Blind Witness, the woman is blind, and she witnesses her husband murder and wants to catch the guy who did it.

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NELL
LARS & THE REAL GIRL
THE RINGER
GIRL INTERRUPTED
DOMICKE AND EUGENE
THE THREE STOOGES (lol)

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