Overview

James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her feelings change over time?

  1. Mark Medoff

    Screenplay

  2. Randa Haines

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. William Hurt

    William Hurt

    James Leeds

  2. Marlee Matlin

    Marlee Matlin

    Sarah Norman

  3. Piper Laurie

    Piper Laurie

    Mrs. Norman

  4. Philip Bosco

    Philip Bosco

    Dr. Curtis Franklin

  5. Allison Gompf

    Lydia

Full Cast & Crew

Children of a Lesser God
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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 3, 1986
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 59m

Budget -

Revenue $31,853,080.00

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