The Miracle Worker

Synopsis: A television remake of William Gibson's classic play about Annie Sullivan's efforts to draw Helen Keller from her world of darkness, blindness, deafness and silence.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Nadia Tass
Production: Fountain Productions
  1 win & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
TV-PG
Year:
2000
95 min
1,226 Views


No, no. They don't want that.

Lay it over there.

First, I'm going to

cut out this border.

H-Helen?

H-Helen!

Stop!

Helen!

Stop it, Helen.

Why she stick her

fingers in my mouth?

Because she mad at you talking all

day when she can't hear nothing.

If she can't hear, then how she

know talk coming out of my mouth?

I think she tying to talk.

Now she gone crazy,

eating herself.

You stop that.

Helen, stop it.

Helen. Helen!

Stop it. Ohh!

Help! Help!

Helen's trying to kill us!

She tying to kill us again!

Helen?

Helen.

Stop it, Helen. Stop it.

Stop it.

OK, OK, give

mother the scissors.

Helen.

Helen, give mother

the scissors.

Helen.

OK.

OK.

There, now.

OK.

That's my pretty girl, huh?

Well, Father,

I hope you got

your story ready.

What story is that?

The one you're going to tell when

the little savage kills somebody.

"Your honor,

I had no idea that poor deaf and

dumb child could be so violent."

Your sister is none

of your concern, James.

Don't you have some occasion

you need to dress for?

Why don't I ever meet any

of your young friends, James?

How can I invite people here?

But surely your friends don't think

that Helen is any reflection on you.

Helen is the real

head of this house.

She's probably just pretending

she can't speak or hear

so she don't have

to answer to anyone.

Your jealousy of that

helpless child is intolerable.

Auntie.

Oh, well, here we are.

Here's Father

and Aunt Ev.

Ha ha.

I saw James.

I hope the two of you

weren't quarreling again.

No, no.

Oh, Katie, we all love Helen,

but surely you must see what an

effect she is having on your household.

Why, James and Arthur can

barely speak a civil word,

and all your time is

given over to the girl.

You hardly ever have

time for your new baby.

James is right.

You and Arthur must do

something... and soon.

What can we do, Evelyn?

The only thing left to do is

to take Helen to an asylum,

and Kate would

never stand for it.

Well, have you tried...

We have taken her to

every hospital in 2 states.

No one holds out any hope.

what about that Dr.

Chisolm up in Baltimore?

I read an article in your

very own newspaper, Arthur.

They say he has cured

many cases of blindness that

other doctors have given up on.

Now, why not write to him?

And have Kate's

heart broken again?

I'm prepared for my heart to

break any number of times, Captain.

I'll write to him myself

if you like, Katie.

There isn't going

to be any cure,

and the sooner we

accept that fact,

the better off we'll all be.

I will never

accept it, Captain.

I can't.

I'm going to the printers.

Now look. I can't turn

my back for a moment.

Arthur, Helen knows a lot more than you

think about what goes on in this house.

Nothing is solved by running

all over the county every

time some quack doctor

gets his name in the papers.

Nothing is solved by running

to the office, either.

Hmm.

Kate, darling,

what can anyone do?

The kindest thing we could do

would be to find a sanitarium

in a beautiful spot where

she could be taken care of.

No. No, never.

Oh! She tore off my buttons.

Ohh!

It's eyes.

She wants the doll... She

wants the doll to have eyes.

I'm sorry, Evelyn.

Just tell me what it'll cost to have

the buttons replaced, and I'll...

I know she does.

Oh, don't mind about that.

What are a couple of buttons

if it makes Helen happy?

I'll sew them on if you like.

Is that what

you're trying to do?

Make Helen happy?

Nothing makes her happy.

Everything you give her

only makes her worse.

She can have these little

things that make her happy.

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Monte Merrick

Monte L. Merrick, an accomplished and successful playwright, novelist and screenwriter probably best known for the screenplay for the film “Memphis Belle,” died in Santa Monica on March 24, following a battle with cancer . He was 65. The 1990 film “Memphis Belle,” directed by Michael Caton-Jones, starred Harry Connick Jr., Eric Stoltz and Matthew Modine in the WWII story of the U.K.-based crew of a B-17 bomber who must go on one last mission, over the heavily defended city of Bremen, Germany. more…

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