Children of a Lesser God (1986) (Movie)

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Children of a Lesser God
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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 Marlee Matlin (in an Oscar-winning performance) and William Hurt as employees at a school for the deaf: a deaf custodian and a hearing speech teacher, whose conflicting ideologies on speech and deafness create tension and discord in their developing romantic relationship. Wikipedia


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Children of a Lesser God is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, Directorial debut films, Films based on plays, Films featuring a Best Actress Academy Award winning performance, Films featuring a Best Drama Actress Golden Globe winning performance, American Sign Language films, 1980s drama films, 1986 films and Films set in Maine.

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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!


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Nominated for 15 Awards | Won 5

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