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Winnie (10-Oct-1988)

Director: John Korty

Writer: Joyce Eliason

Based on a book by: Jamie Pastor Bolnick

Keywords: Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Barbara Barrie
23-May-1931   Mrs. Barney Miller
Meredith Baxter
21-Jun-1947   The mother on Family Ties
Lee Garlington
20-Jul-1953   Brenda Baxworth on Everwood
Peggy McCay
3-Nov-1930   Caroline Brady on Days of Our Lives
David Morse
11-Oct-1953   Mike Olshansky on Hack
Jenny O'Hara
24-Feb-1942   Dixie Randazzo on My Sister Sam


Review by Anonymous (posted on 15-Sep-2007)

Saw this film years ago and have not forgotten it. Would love to find a copy on DVD (or cassette) but, as it was a made-for-TV movie... it looks like I'll have to wait until it happens to be shown again. The story of Winnie, sent to an institution for the mentally retarded at the age of 6 (in the 1930s)... who spends her years there proving (by writing a book) that she is not retarded. It's a moving film, but not cloying or overly sentimental... Highly recommended.

Review by Kyran Geraghty (posted on 1-Sep-2007)

Unquestionably the most beautifully moving account of a young woman's struggle to demonstrate and to prove her "sanity" and the performance by Meredith Baxter Brought tears to this middle-aged man's eyes. Truly magnificent and worthy of MANY Oscars!! Shame that I had to wait until late 2007 to see this great movie on a Free-view channel. I hope I can source a copy of the movie on DVD.

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