Children of a Lesser God

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989

Brief Synopsis: "James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her feelings change over time?"

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1986: # 0)

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David Baruffi80
Dan O'Neill50(full review)

People Involved

  • Marlee Matlin (Sarah Norman)
  • William Hurt (James Leeds)
  • Philip Bosco (Dr. Curtis Franklin)
  • John Limnidis (William)
  • Piper Laurie (Mrs. Norman)
  • Allison Gompf (Lydia)
  • John F. Cleary (Johnny)
  • Philip Holmes (Glen)
  • Bob Hiltermann (Orin)
  • Randa Haines (Director)
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