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Like Normal People (1979)

A mentally-challenged man and woman meet, fall in love and are determined to get married, despite the initial objections of their families and friends. Based on a true story.

Director:

Harvey Hart

Writers:

Joanna Lee, Robert Meyers (book)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaun Cassidy ... Roger Meyers
Linda Purl ... Virginia Rae Hensler
Zalman King ... Bill Stein
James Keach ... Robert Meyers Jr.
Michael McGuire ... Robert Meyers
Maureen Arthur ... Aunt Kate
Jack Murdock Jack Murdock ... Lloyd Davis
Hope Lange ... Roz Meyers
Jim Gatherum Jim Gatherum ... Roger at 11 (as Jimmy Gatherum)
Doreen Lang Doreen Lang ... Grandma Teresa
McKee Anderson ... Dorothy
Miriam Byrd-Nethery ... Billie (as Miriam Byrd Nethery)
Jeannine Riley ... Donna (as Jennine Riley)
Fritzi Burr ... Mrs. Peterson
Carmen Zapata Carmen Zapata ... License Clerk
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Storyline

A mentally-challenged man and woman meet, fall in love and are determined to get married, despite the initial objections of their families and friends. Based on a true story.

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Genres:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Como personas normales See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Audio was often played on The Howard Stern Show See more »

Quotes

Roger Meyers: Ginny!
Virginia Rae Hensler: No babies Roger, they say we will eat them.
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A very delicate matter to talk about
5 February 2017 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

It's always very difficult to make movies about such issue, retardation folks. I have already seen NO OTHER LOVE, another TV movie about the same problem, and I felt exactly the same. It's not a bad feature, of course, and it's very well done, but people could see it in a different way, as a sort of "circus" freak show...The acting is superb, nothing to argue about this. No many big screen movies were made about this topic, and I understand why, that would not be big success at the box office, unless it is pulled by great actors and directors: see for instance RAIN MAN - although it is was about an autistic man and not retarded.

The typical home film, made for families. I recommend it. Moving at the most.


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