CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
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The Girl with the Crazy Brother 

Teenage girl struggles to cope when her brother is diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia.

Director:

Diane Keaton
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Patricia Arquette ... Dana MacCallister
Billy Jayne ... Bill McCallister (as William Jayne)
John Apicella ... Psychiatrist
Jordan Brady Jordan Brady ... Ian Wuinn
Lisa Ann Cabasa ... Chelsea
Alex Désert ... Jordan
Brent David Fraser ... Erik
Dulcic Hunt Dulcic Hunt ... Sheila
Stan Ivar ... Mr. McCallister
Shelby Leverington ... Mrs. McCallister
Jennifer Nash ... Joannie
Dominic Oliver ... Paramedic
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Teenage girl struggles to cope when her brother is diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia.

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1990 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Another good little drama from WonderWorks
12 November 1998 | by VarlaamSee all my reviews

A story about the onset of schizophrenia in a teenager and the impact on his sister.

Patricia Arquette gives a fine performance, by far the best from her that I've ever seen. She's so animated! So what happened to her? Beginner's luck this time out? Did she later on just get really self-conscious about her crooked teeth? Anyway, she's not a liability here by any means, far from it.

An added plus: The other kids at school are given more detail and definition than was absolutely required by the family-centred story.


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