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Cast

Credited cast:
Brooke Adams ... Diane Dupuy
Lesleh Donaldson ... Robin
Ron James Ron James ... Doug
Joseph Kell ... Tom Gorton
Nicholas Kilbertus Nicholas Kilbertus ... Bernard
Samantha Langevin ... Ruth Gregory
Liberace ... Himself
Isabelle Mejias ... Julie
Susan Roman ... Annie
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Special People is based on a true story of Diane Dupuy. Diane Dupuy creates a unique black light theatre company called Famous PEOPLE Players. The cast consists of people who are developmenatlly challenged. Seven members of the cast play themselves in the movie as well as the man who discovered this talented performance group and gave them their start in show business Mr. Showmanship --- Liberace. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1984 (USA) See more »

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Interesting, but marred
14 March 2004 | by roger_ntSee all my reviews

When I first saw this movie, I was not familiar with Brooke Adams, and assumed that she was Dianne Dupuy, playing herself. It was the only explanation I could think of for the abysmal quality of her acting. I have seen her since, and now realize that although she is marvelously good-looking, she simply cannot act, and that fact drags down a script that already doesn't have much going for it. The fact that it is a true story, (and set in Toronto, Ontario) can't save it.

The kids who are part of Dupuy's troupe seem to be having a great time, and the whole thing plays out at the level of an amateur school play.


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