• Bill (1981)

Bill

Release Date: 1981

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

This movie is based on the true story of Bill Sackter (Mickey Rooney), a developmentally disabled adult who has been confined to an institution for most of his existence. The good-natured Bill finally gets to enjoy a measure of freedom after Barry Morrow (Dennis Quaid), a documentary director, invites him to stay with his family. While the Morrows have plenty to teach their mentally challenged friend about life, Bill also has his own brand of wisdom to impart.

Cast: Mickey Rooney, Dennis Quaid, Largo Woodruff, Harry Goz, Anna Maria Horsford, Kathleen Maguire

Director: Anthony Page

Genres: Biography , Docudrama

Keywords: 1960s, Friendship, Wife, 1970s, Transformation, Touching, Endearing, Husband, Family

Awards

Winner Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special
Nominated Oustanding Drama Special
Winner Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or Special