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I understand this movie is complete now


I have been speaking with Danielle's Mother (just prior to Christmas) while out shopping and they had just completed the movie. At that time she mentioned that it was to air sometime in February. Can anyone tell me when?

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Yes it airs on CBS on Sunday, February 9th at 9pm. There is a favorable review of it in this weeks People Magazine and is there "Pick of the Week". This movie looks like prime Emmy bait, with great performances by Kirstie Alley and Delroy Lindo. The CBS web site also has a write-up about the movie.

I just heard they were in production 2 or 3 weeks ago. I didn't think it would air this quickly. I assumed it would air sometime next season.

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I just thought I would respond to this. I watched the movie tonight and thought it was a great movie. I am currently finishing a year long course in Community Support Worker and everything I have learned dealing with treating people with dignity and respect will make me a strong advocate for people who are disabled. This movie really makes me feel good about the career choice I have now went into. As I live in British Columbia the movie was not a far cry from what happened here with one of the institute which is now shut down, but I have seen some awful documentries on how people were treated back then. I hope that people will open their eyes to the advantages of accepting people into their lives and communities without prejudice.

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How did you get a copy of the movie?

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Why would you want a copy of this stupid movie?

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Just goes to show you how horrible his parents must be. Can you imagine, raising your child and it turning out like that? What a shame.

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Surenne ~ What do you mean?

"I LOVE ZEBRA'S"

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I hope that people will open their eyes to the advantages of accepting people into their lives and communities without prejudice. ~ I Agree 100%

"I LOVE ZEBRA'S"

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My brother and I laughed during the whole movie.

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***Sighs***


Just shows how people don't care anymore. How ignorant of you and your brother. How ignorant indeed. What made this film so utterly funny? I suppose you think it's hilarious that Alley played a "retard" as you would most likely put (which is quite possibly the most politically incorrect word I've ever heard). How sad you are.


It's a scary thing when the world stops caring for an honest, brutal, and amazing portrayal of a heart-wrenching (but totally true) story--and even scarier when people view this innocent film as "laughable". This was one of the best movies I have ever seen, accpoppy (and believe me, I've seen quite a lot of films!). Not to mention, Alley gives one of the best performances I have ever seen. It's very immature of you to laugh during a film that deals with someone else's pain.



I think you and your brother should go back to playing your damn video games and watching your repugnant teen slasher films and leave the cultured movies alone (as well as the mature people in the world). Or at least just stop talking about asses on other boards and get a life!




I sit back and watch the world slowly destroy itself....

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Wow, great one. Like I haven't heard that one before....


Nice way to break the seriousness of the issue, kid. Great.

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glckl-1 ~ Couldnt of said it better myself

"I LOVE ZEBRA'S"

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Yeah, I completely agree with you. This had to be one of the DUMBEST movies I have ever laid eyes on. It isn't cultured, it's kirstie alley pretending to be retarded so she can get some culture points. I, and both of my parents, watched this movie for 10 minutes, and laughed our asses off at it, then changed the channel. In my opinion, you and me are the only sane people on this board.

Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.

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Wow, how sad...

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This movie is DUMB,get over it!

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You and Lonestranger are the most ignorant people I've ever came across

"I LOVE ZEBRA'S"

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Accepoppy and Lone Stranger are entitled to their opinions. If they did not like the acting in the movie and that is what is "funny", then that is one thing(although I would choose Kirstie's performance any day over Rosie O'Donnells...(shivers thinking of her)
However, this was a true story and to call what Donna went through "funny" that is just disprectful.


















By the way, it says BALLS on your face

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my infinite abyss I agree people are entitled to their own opinion, and like you I agree it is a true story and that is where the line is drawn. But I believe people react by laughing as a defense mechanism for how uncomfortable they feel about seeing people who are ill or sick or different. It is just a sign of immaturity or not having the proper skills to deal with people who are not like them. I believe one even mentioned they were watching it with their parents or another family member and they were laughing too. I am not surprised. It just proves my point about not being taught proper social skills and it the lack of home training. I do not believe the people laughing at the characters are callous or mean, it is just that they never were taught better coping and social skills and do not know any better then to laugh when dealing with something or somebody who is different.

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When I was younger, I happen to go to a catholic grade school with at least four people who were Mentally Retarded. I was always a favorite of one girl who had spells or epilepsy. Her name was Anne Marie Olson.

She was very tall, strong and scary when she went through these moods of hers. She usually attacked the boys when this happened. One day she attacked a Nun and pulled her "habit"(Veil) off. The girl had to be sedated, for it was her worst episode.

Always at lunch I seemed to be the candidate that she wanted to talk to. She always tried to tickle me under the armpit and I knew what was coming next.

This is when I was terrified that she would attack or molest me. Since we didn't have a nun at lunch to watch us, we were told to stay away from her. She eyed me whenever I came out of a doorway or was getting up from a chair.

She started to attend our school in the fifth grade. Nobody had told anyone that she was in a home for children with problems.

We went to visit her when she was sick at home. It appeared that her older brother was normal and looked like a twin to her.


In 200I, I went to our old church with my husband and saw her coming into our church. I was sitting halfway in the back and she recognized me. She waved and I smiled. She was the same age as me and still had that smile just before she would have her spell. It looked really wicked as if she were to kill someone and walk away.

She had died in 2003 from heart failure. Before she died she had asked her brother if I was going to come to the hospital to visit her. I didn't hear of her death or any news until a reunion party.

I am still living in Cocoa Beach, Florida. I have visited her grave quite a few times and have has masses said in our church.

I am assuming that her parents are dead and her brother never married. When I attended Mass last year at x-mas did I see her brother. He was holding hands with another man.

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Only one girl in high school seemed rather dim, or slow. I was in my own world from this experience in grade school so I didn't try to make friends with her.




As I got older, I always volunteered in special homes for the kids with disabilites and retardation. I really loved them all. I seemed to be close to the special olympic kids. They have those eyes that are wide apart and always seem to smile. Mongoloid(sp) is the word that I can never spell right.

All of these kids have a heart of gold. I just started to volunteer with the kids with autism.

I tell everyone how rewarding this is.

It makes one feel that they are just speck on the earth and we are all God's children.

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I am just starting to reread a lot of earlier posts and some of you posters are quite sick, if not demented.

When would happen if one of you had a severe stroke and couldn't talk or move.

All you could do is mumble that you wanted a glass of water or get up to go to the bathroom.

It is sad to think that half of the world is sick in the head with those remarks of this movie.

I have a deaf cousin. Now laugh at that!!

You few posters are pathetic and shouldn't be allowed to even get on the internet.

For all of the babies that are born with afflictions, maybe GOD in his infinite wisdom will strike you all speechless and comatose.



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I believe people react by laughing as a defense mechanism for how uncomfortable they feel about seeing people who are ill or sick or different


Maybe they were just laughing at bad acting and a poorly written/directed script. I didn't find either of the actors convincing. It was almost insulting, like they were making fun of the mentally challenged. Not liking this movie doesn't make someone insensitive, unsympathetic or intolerant towards people who are"different".

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opinions are like a**hole's....

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Aww thats cute. Are you and your brother allowed to live in the same group home? Maybe they'll let you work at McDonalds together some day.

No dessert Jerri. Don't touch the dog. DON'T rub your feces on the lamp shade.

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