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Children of a Lesser God (1986)

R
119 min | Drama, Romance

A new speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with the janitor, a deaf woman speechless by choice.
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Mark Medoff (stage play) (screenplay) | Hesper Anderson (screenplay)
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$ 10,500,000
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$ 1,909,084
Gross (USA)
$ 31,853,080
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Release date
Oct 31, 1986 (United States)

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36 cast members
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William Hurt
James Leeds James Leeds   See fewer
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Marlee Matlin
Sarah Norman Sarah Norman   See fewer
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Piper Laurie
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Philip Bosco
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John Limnidis
William William   See fewer
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E. Katherine Kerr
Mary Lee Ochs Mary Lee Ochs   See fewer
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John Basinger
Alan Jones Alan Jones   See fewer
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Barry Magnani
Tom Schuyler Tom Schuyler   See fewer
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Linda Bove
Marian Loesser Marian Loesser   See fewer
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Ann Hanson
Martha Franklin Martha Franklin   See fewer
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James Carrington
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Max Brown
Glen's Father Glen's Father   See fewer
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María Cellario
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Jon-Paul Dougherty
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Lois Clowater
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Richard Kendall
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Laraine Isa
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Nanci Kendall
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Marie Brazil
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Jack Blessing
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7.2 / 10 | 13,107 votes