Nobody's Child


2h 1986

Brief Synopsis

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

Film Details

Also Known As
Marie Balter Story, The
Release Date
1986
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

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 ultimately went on to college and earned a Masters Degree from Harvard, later becoming a mental health administrator.

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.

Crew

Mark Angus

Caterer

Chris August

Other

John Bartley

Gaffer

Morgan Beggs

Production Assistant

Jean Bereziuk

Script Supervisor

Donna Bis

Hair Stylist

Nancy Black

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Cyrus Block

Camera Operator

Sally Boldt

Editorial Assistant

Linda A Brown

Makeup

Carol Byron

Production Accountant

Mary Calquhoun

Casting

Tom Case

Makeup

Vancouver Children's Choir

Special Thanks To

Jack Cooley

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Doug Craik

Assistant Camera Operator

Joe Deihl

Sound

Joseph Feury

Producer

Mary Gallagher

Screenplay

Chris Glyn-jones

Boom Operator

Dave Gordon

Key Grip

Justis Greene

Production Manager

Claude Hazanavicius

Sound Mixer

Alan Heim

Editor

Keith R Hein

Production Designer

Jim Jasrezebski

Casting Associate

Kevin Jewison

Assistant Camera Operator

Della Johnston

Set Decorator

Milton Justice

Coproducer

Ron Kalish

Sound Editor

Sid Kozak

Casting

Don Lane

Caterer

Rachel Letterman

Production Assistant

Dyson Lovell

Executive Producer

Andrew Mclean

Location Manager

Thierry Morlaas

Boom Operator

Roberta Morris-purdee

Assistant

Sven Nykvist

Director Of Photography

Colleen Elizebeth Nystedt

Location Manager

Carol Oditz

Costume Designer

Emily Paine

Music Editor

Thomas Pankiewich

Set Costumer

Phil Parker

Transportation Captain

T. W. Peacocke

Assistant Director

Larry Radin

Other

Karen Robyn

Assistant Director

Cindy Kaplan Rooney

Associate Editor

Barbara Ann Schoemaker

Other

Arnold Shuster

Negative Cutting

Michael Small

Music

Karen A Stewart

Production Coordinator

Monique Stranan

Wardrobe Supervisor

Grant Swan

Property Master

Brad Turner

Assistant Director

Ian Urquhart

Transportation Coordinator

Tony Vietri

Editorial Assistant

Linda Vipond

Set Decorator

Magdaline Volaitis

Sound Editor

Toni-ann Walker

Hair

Robert Warmflash

Post-Production Supervisor

Ara Watson

Screenplay

Roy B Yokelson

Sound

Film Details

Also Known As
Marie Balter Story, The
Release Date
1986
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States April 6, 1986