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TitleTo Race the Wind (1980) (TV Film)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityBlind
CountryUSA
Length105
GenreBiography
Rating?
DirectorWalter Grauman
CastSteve Guttenberg Randy Quaid Mark L. Taylor Lisa Eilbacher Barbara Barrie Catherine Hicks
NotesA blind student of law on road to success? From autobiography of Harold Krents who was the inspiration for the film "Butterflies are Free". His autobiography called To Chase the Wind was published in 1972. It may now be known by the film's title. See also his essay "Darkness at Noon" at http://www.ldresources.com/index.html This is an anecdote from that essay: "I was playing basketball with my father in our backyard according to procedures we had developed. My father would stand beneath the hoop, shout, and I would shoot over his head at the basket attached to our garage. Our next-door neighbor, aged five, wandered over into our yard with a playmate. "He's blind," our neighbor whispered to her friend in a voice that could be heard distinctly by Dad and me. Dad shot and missed; I did the same. Dad hit the rim: I missed entirely: Dad shot and missed the garage entirely. "Which one is blind?" whispered back the little friend."

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