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Release Date: December 03, 1991

Year    :   1991
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Genres    :   Drama, TV Movie
Production Companies    :   Carroll Newman Productions, Freed / FLaufer Productions, The Polone Company
Director    :   Diane Keaton
Producers    :   Wendy Kurtzman, Richard Freed, Ira E. Laufer, Dennis Stuart Murphy, Dennis Stuart Murphy, Carroll Newman, Judith A. Polone, Mel A. Bishop, Laura Adler, Jyllel Syage Dickerman, Anne McCaffrey, Dean Wright, Joseph J. Kelly
Writers    :   Sara Flanigan, Sara Flanigan
RunTime    :   91 mins.

One day Sammy and his younger sister Ellie happen upon a cabin where Alice, a young, partially deaf girl with epilepsy is being kept by her abusive stepfather. The three soon become friends and hope to get Alice an education and help her escape from the torture she undergoes daily. However, Alice's stepfather soon finds out about the friendship Alice has struck up and punishes her brutally. This story of friendship and youth shows that everyone is human and deserves to be treated so, no matter their disability or weakness.

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