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The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed off from the world, Helen cannot communicate with anyone, nor anyone with her. Often frustrated and desperate, Helen flies into uncontrollable rages and tantrums that terrify her hopeless family. The gifted teacher Annie Sullivan is summoned by the family to help the girl understand the world from which she is isolated, freeing Helen Keller from her internal prison forever. Television remake of the 1962 film which also starred Patty Duke in the role of Helen Keller.

  1. Paul Aaron

    Director

  2. William Gibson

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Patty Duke

    Patty Duke

    Anne Sullivan

  2. Charles Siebert

    Charles Siebert

    Captain Keller

  3. Diana Muldaur

    Diana Muldaur

    Kate Keller

  4. Melissa Gilbert

    Melissa Gilbert

    Helen Keller

  5. Anne Seymour

    Anne Seymour

    Aunt Ev

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The Miracle Worker

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Status Released

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  • October 14, 1979
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

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