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First Steps (1985)

TV Movie | 120 min | Biography, Drama

Nan Davis, a teenage girl is hit in a car accident, and is left paralyzed. She has a tough time accepting her new wheelchair bound life. One day she gets a word about a new research being performed by Dr. Jerrold Petrofsky. His research is...See moreNan Davis, a teenage girl is hit in a car accident, and is left paralyzed. She has a tough time accepting her new wheelchair bound life. One day she gets a word about a new research being performed by Dr. Jerrold Petrofsky. His research is about using external electric stimulations to enable paralyzed people to use their paralyzed muscles. She enters this research as a test subject, and gets her reward when she gets to walk up to get her college diploma. Written by Eyal Arie See less
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Mar 19, 1985 (United States)

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48 cast members
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Amy Steel
Nan Davis Nan Davis   See fewer
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Judd Hirsch
Dr. Jerrold Petrofsky Dr. Jerrold Petrofsky   See fewer
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Kim Darby
Sherry Petrofsky Sherry Petrofsky   See fewer
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Frances Lee McCain
Louise Davis Louise Davis   See fewer
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James Sikking
Jim Davis (as James B. Skiking) Jim Davis (as James B. Skiking)   See fewer
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Ned Schmidtke
Dr. Chandler Phillips Dr. Chandler Phillips   See fewer
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Lucinda Jenney
Carolyn Carolyn   See fewer
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Ann Dowd
Debby Debby   See fewer
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Gary Cole
Manny Manny   See fewer
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Leon (as Bruce Young) Leon (as Bruce Young)   See fewer
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Allen Hamilton
Dr. Barrett Dr. Barrett   See fewer
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Del Close
Zoologist Zoologist   See fewer
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Anthony Starke
Dean Conroy Dean Conroy   See fewer
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Colin Lane
Patrick Delmont Patrick Delmont   See fewer
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Ezella Barner
Jane Simonson Jane Simonson   See fewer
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Nan Davis
Loretta Kramer Loretta Kramer   See fewer
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Phil Donahue
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Thomas Dowen
Timothy Bowen Timothy Bowen   See fewer
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Jerome Landfield
Dr. Kegerris Dr. Kegerris   See fewer
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Mattie Shaw
Mary Frances Mary Frances   See fewer
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Missy (Age 7) Missy (Age 7)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 95 votes