Children of a Lesser God

Children of a Lesser God

"Love has a language all of its own."
  • R
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 59 min
  • 7.2  (14,935)
  • 80

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
Children Of A Lesser God: Watch Your Hands
Children Of A Lesser God: Watch Your Hands

Clip - 1 min 25 sec

Children Of A Lesser God: Still Your Foul
Children Of A Lesser God: Still Your Foul

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Children Of A Lesser God: Piper Laurie Clip
Children Of A Lesser God: Piper Laurie Clip

Clip - 1 min 4 sec

Children Of A Lesser God: Phillip Bosco Clip
Children Of A Lesser God: Phillip Bosco Clip

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Children Of A Lesser God: Reasons To Talk
Children Of A Lesser God: Reasons To Talk

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Children Of A Lesser God: Phillip Bosco Clip B
Children Of A Lesser God: Phillip Bosco Clip B

Clip - 1 min 4 sec

Description
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 a 1986 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 59 minutes. 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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  • Release Date
    1986
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 59 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (14,935)
  • Metascore
    80