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The Man Who Could Talk to Kids (1973)

An emotionally disturbed young boy shuts out all of his family and friends. A counselor tries to help bring him and his family together again.

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Donald Wrye
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Cast

Cast overview:
Peter Boyle ... Charlie Datweiler
Scott Jacoby ... Kenny Lassiter
Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Honor Lassiter
Tyne Daly ... Susie Datweiler
Robert Reed ... Tom Lassiter
Denise Nickerson ... Dena Pingitore
Jack Wade Jack Wade ... Cunningham
Dudley Knight ... Mr. Carling
Hanna Landy ... Mrs. Broadwhite (as Hanna Hertelendy)
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An emotionally disturbed young boy shuts out all of his family and friends. A counselor tries to help bring him and his family together again.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre que sabía hablar a los muchachos See more »

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Tomorrow Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The kid listened...
16 August 2004 | by TumbarranchoSee all my reviews

I saw this movie only once, and about a couple of years after it was made. By that time I was seventeen, and needed some counseling very badly...

I can't remember much of the plot, but certainly I can remember my feelings, and it certainly made me think about myself and how with the help of other (older) people I could overcome the emotional growing pains (almost) every teenager is bound to.

Five out of five, just for the sake of being a positive movie, worth remembering thirty years later.

By the way, I just discovered that Peter Boyle is also the extraordinary Frankenstein monster in "Young Frankenstein (1974)"


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