Make your own free website on Tripod.com

 

A.I.D.S

Amnesia

Amputee

Autism

Blind

Cancer

Deaf

Disfigurement

Dwarf

General

Learning Difficulty

Limb

Mental

Polio

Stuttering

Recommended by Title

Recommended by Disability

Learning Difficulties (Mental Retardation): Major Films   no photo.
TitleOne Special Victory (1991) (TV Film)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityLearning Difficulty
CountryUSA
Length96
GenreTrue story
Rating3
DirectorStuart Cooper
CastJohn Laroquette Kathy Baker
NotesA man who sells houses lives beyond his means, flirts, and can't pay his alimony. One day he gets drunk and smashes up a house resulting in 50 hours community service and a $2000 fine. His service is as basketball coach to a group of people with learning difficulties. On seeing them he walks out and gets a night in gaol. On his return he gets into the spirit of things, the group take to him very quickly and they begin to 'improve'. When his 50 hours is up he volunteers. He has in fact lost his real estate licence for 18 months. A romance blossoms with the recreational therapist and the group get to a basketball final. Though they do lose everyone is happy at having got so far. This isn't as bad a film as it might sound despite the usual cliches. Resulting mainly from the performance of John LaRoquette and some attention to character. And there is a lack of sentimentality. The group he is coaching live in a home/hostel and they do operate as a group discussing important matters. I don't know if these are people with real learning difficulties but that is a possibility.

 Back to Home Page