Children of a Lesser God (1986)

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Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 American romantic drama film directed by Randa Haines and written by Hesper Anderson and Mark Medoff. An adaptation of Medoff's Tony Award-winning stage play of the same name, the film stars William Hurt and Marlee Matlin (in an Oscar-winning performance) as employees at a school for the deaf: a hearing speech teacher and a deaf custodian, respectively, whose conflicting ideologies on speech and deafness create tension and discord in their developing romantic relationship.

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James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay... (source: imdb.com)

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James Leeds

Sarah Norman

Mrs. Norman

Dr. Curtis Franklin

Allison Gompf
Lydia

John F. Cleary
Johnny

Philip Holmes
Glen

Georgia Ann Cline
Cheryl

William D. Byrd
Danny

Frank Carter Jr.
Tony

John Limnidis
William

Mary Lee Ochs

John Basinger
Alan Jones

Barry Magnani
Tom Schuyler

Marian Loesser

Ann Hanson
Martha Franklin

James Carrington
Mr. Harrison

Max Brown
Glen's Father

María Cellario
Glen's Mother

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James Leeds: (at the end of the school year, James encounters deaf student William who has a tendency to use his newly-developed speech skills for profanity) Language skills can be dangerous, so use a little common sense. So long, William.
William: So long, fuck-face!


(Translating Sarah's sign language)
James Leeds: Sex was always something I could do as well as hearing girls. Better.


James Leeds: You can't start a bonfire and then say night night.


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Children of a Lesser God (1986) - Official Movie Trailer



Release Date13 September 1986
US Box Office$32,000,000
TaglineLove has a language all of its own.
GenreDrama, Romance
CountryUSA
Filming LocationsBeaver Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada
LanguageEnglish, American Sign Language
Sound MixMono
ColorColor
Film TypeFeature
Film ClassRomantic Drama, Psychological Drama
MoodIn the Mood for Love
ThemesLiving With Disability, Teachers and Students, Haunted By the Past, Opposites Attract
TonesEarnest, Heartwarming, Compassionate, Lyrical, Reflective, Poignant

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