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Winnie (1988)

Winnie is an intellectually disabled little girl who is committed to an institution by her mother at a very young age. Throughout the film, Winnie struggles for independence, and to feel as... See full summary »

Director:

John Korty

Writers:

Jamie Pastor Bolnick (book), Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rutanya Alda ... Mrs. Paretti
Barbara Barrie ... Mrs. Drake
Meredith Baxter ... Winnie (as Meredith Baxter-Birney)
Diana Bellamy ... Nurse
Katy Boyer ... Ruby Rose
Channing Chase Channing Chase ... Saleslady
Tabi Cooper Tabi Cooper ... Estelle
Lee Garlington ... Gladys
Terri Hanauer ... Maude
Steve Itkin Steve Itkin ... Male Patient #1
Hal Landon Jr. ... Man with Car
Victoria Ann Lewis Victoria Ann Lewis ... Bridey
Melanie MacQueen Melanie MacQueen ... Verla Mae
Tom Maier Tom Maier ... Neighbor
Kyle Malak Kyle Malak ... Boy on bench
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Storyline

Winnie is an intellectually disabled little girl who is committed to an institution by her mother at a very young age. Throughout the film, Winnie struggles for independence, and to feel as if she is "normal". It is a true story based on the autobiography, "Winnie: My Life in the Institution."

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Winnie's real first name is Millie. Surname remains unknown. See more »

Goofs

The opening caption "Central Iowa, 1941" needs to say "Central Iowa, 1938" as when Winnie was committed. See more »

Quotes

Winnie: Look! I got a library card!
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Sweet, moving story of a retarded girl trying to be normal
27 June 1999 | by lyndafulSee all my reviews

Once again Meredith Baxter pulls it off by playing Winnie, a retarded girl who was put in an institution at an early age. David Morse played her retarded boyfriend. Her sister comes to visit her whenever she can, but as years passed, she died of cancer, and Winnie felt very alone, except for her friendship with David Morse, and other classmates. She worked hard to lead a normal life, and she did a darn good job at it!


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