The Acorn People


2h 1981

Brief Synopsis

Inspiring drama about the relationship between an unemployed English instructor who takes a job as counselor at a summer camp for severely disabled children and his young charges, The Acorn People (the children affectionately refer to themselves as "nuts" and wear handmade acorn necklaces). Cloris L

Film Details

Also Known As
Acorn People
Release Date
1981
Production Company
Glen Glenn Sound Company; NBC Entertainment; Panavision, Ltd.

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Inspiring drama about the relationship between an unemployed English instructor who takes a job as counselor at a summer camp for severely disabled children and his young charges, The Acorn People (the children affectionately refer to themselves as "nuts" and wear handmade acorn necklaces). Cloris Leachman is the camp nurse, Dolph Sweet is the ex-Marine director-cum-commandant, and LeVar Burton is Ted Bessell's fellow counselor. Many key roles among the campers are played by handicapped children from Dallas, where the movie was made by writer/director Joan Tewkesbury.

Film Details

Also Known As
Acorn People
Release Date
1981
Production Company
Glen Glenn Sound Company; NBC Entertainment; Panavision, Ltd.

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States March 2, 1981