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Nobody's Child

Nobody's Child(1986)

Also Known As: Marie Balter Story, The |

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In an Emmy Award-winning performance (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special), Marlo Thomas starred as the real-life Marie Balter, a Massachusetts woman who spent 20 years in a mental institution and confounded physicians who considered her incapable of leading a normal life. She ultima

Initially called "The Marie Balter Story," it won a Christopher Award and was director Lee Grant's second made-for-television movie in that capacity, and cinematographer Sven Nykvist, longtime associate of Ingmar Bergman, here made his American television debut. Filming was done on location in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Cast & Crew

Lee Grant Director
Marlo Thomas Marie Balter
Ray Baker Joe Balter
Caroline Kava Dr Blackwell
Kathy Baker Lucy Stavros
Madeleine Sherwood Nurse Rhonda
Vanessa Santos Little Marie
Donna Ford Marie--Age 16
William Nunn Pa Bartello
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  • Nobody's Child (1986)

    James Higgins 2010-02-14

    Well meaning but it has that unappealing "made for television" quality about it. I will say, Marlo Thomas really does give a great performance.... MORE>