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Like Normal People (1979)

A mentally-challenged man and woman meet, fall in love and are determined to get married, despite the initial objections of their families and friends. Based on a true story.

Director:

Harvey Hart

Writers:

Joanna Lee, Robert Meyers (book)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaun Cassidy ... Roger Meyers
Linda Purl ... Virginia Rae Hensler
Zalman King ... Bill Stein
James Keach ... Robert Meyers Jr.
Michael McGuire ... Robert Meyers
Maureen Arthur ... Aunt Kate
Jack Murdock Jack Murdock ... Lloyd Davis
Hope Lange ... Roz Meyers
Jim Gatherum Jim Gatherum ... Roger at 11 (as Jimmy Gatherum)
Doreen Lang Doreen Lang ... Grandma Teresa
McKee Anderson ... Dorothy
Miriam Byrd-Nethery ... Billie (as Miriam Byrd Nethery)
Jeannine Riley ... Donna (as Jennine Riley)
Fritzi Burr ... Mrs. Peterson
Carmen Zapata Carmen Zapata ... License Clerk
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Storyline

A mentally-challenged man and woman meet, fall in love and are determined to get married, despite the initial objections of their families and friends. Based on a true story.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Como personas normales See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Audio was often played on The Howard Stern Show See more »

Quotes

Virginia Rae Hensler: WahJah!
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Your comment about "high camp" makes me sad
14 April 2009 | by ambereyedlassieSee all my reviews

I knew Roger and Virginia when I was a young girl. Roger volunteered at my school. Although a lot of kids made fun of him, I liked him very much. He was nice, and like another kid to me. My friend and I used to play at Roger and Virginia's house. He had a play room that was any kids dream and they always served Twinkies. I moved away later in life and I think about them every now and then and wonder what became of them. Especially when Lifetime or Oxygen plays the movie. I've told my daughter stories about them when it related to our conversations. She wondered what they looked like, so I told her how the real Roger and Virginia have a cameo in the film. I just did a search to find it for her and was saddened by the comments I just came across. I understand that it is a movie and therefore will receive criticism. But let's not forget that they are real people too. The comment regarding the actors performance was especially insulting towards the couple they portrayed. They actually did a pretty great job. That's how they talk. Virginia really calls him "WahJah". She has speech problems that cause her words to sound a little nasally. They walk funny and they talk funny and they are better people than most. I won't sit here all day and beat you guys over the head. I just wanted you to know that sometimes your comments may hurt people and that in the future if you're commenting on a true story that maybe you could just be more careful with the words you choose.


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