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This is a romantic drama released in 1986 and adapted from the original Mark Medoff play of the same name. The film centers around the budding romance of a deaf custodian and a non-hearing impaired speech pathologist and teacher, both of whom are employed at a school for the deaf. Tension in their relationship and marriage is exacerbated by their differing viewpoints surrounding the subject of deafness and speech--stemming from the deaf woman's reluctance to speak, despite her husband's desire for her to make the effort to try anyway.

Sarah Norman, played by Marlee Matlin, faces off with the energetic James Leeds, played by William Hurt, in an attempt on James's part to encourage Sara to bring her voice to the surface and set aside living an obscure life of silence. As the two push stubbornly to have their way, it leads their relationship towards the rocks. In the process, Sara's conflicted state leads her down a path to reconciliation with her estranged mother in this heart riveting production that gained much praise from both the deaf and hearing communities alike.

Children of a Lesser God is an Drama, Romance movie that was released in 1986 and has a run time of 1 hr 59 min. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 80.

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| 1986 | 1 hr 59 min | 7.2/10 | 80/100
William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco
Randa Haines
Produced By
Burt Sugarman, Patrick J. Palmer