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Touch of Truth (True Stories Collection TV Movie)
Touch of Truth
True Stories Collection TV Movie
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Patty Duke, Bradley Pierce
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
NR     2007     1hr 30min

A battle between a mother and a psychologist for the heart and mind of an autistic boy turns into a desperate fight for justice in this powerfully compelling drama, based on a true story. Is young Michael Barth a disruptiv...  more »

     
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Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Patty Duke, Bradley Pierce
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
Sub-Genres: Family Life, Kids & Family, Drama, Kids & Family
Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/26/2007
Original Release Date: 10/16/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 10/16/1994
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Another Great Patty Duke/Melissa Gilbert Teaming!
Ryal McMurry | New Mexico, USA | 05/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I always love watching Patty Duke films, but I can absolutely remember watching this one when it first aired on television. It is special for many reasons, but the re-teaming with Melissa Gilbert is wonderful.

Both women are truly great actresses, and they truly bring out the best in each other. I like this film because it is a sort of modern-day "Miracle Worker."

Duke's character is the teacher, Gilbert's is the mother of an autistic boy. Through work together and love, they learn to communicate to the boy and discover a painful secret.

I think this made-for-television movie is excellent, and it makes me sad that they really aren't making them any more. Even sadder is that because of it, these two women do not have as many chances to show us how brilliant they are. It is a great movie at a great price."
This is an awesome movie!!!
T. McNair | USA | 10/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie will break your heart! It will make you cry, curse and jump up for joy!!! All in this one movie!
It is a must see for anyone with a child with Autism!"
Patty Duke/Melissa Gilbert Does It Again!
Anne Marie Martin | Lebanon, PA | 07/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I like these two women and they work well together in movies. Again they team up to share a good story line based on a true story. Melissa Gilbert plays a single mother of an autistic boy who doesn't speak. The father is hardly around even though he is portrayed as being somewhat interested in his son. The mother puts the boy into a school to see if they can teach him to communicate and the teacher is played by Patty Duke. The two women's characters collide over what is best for the boy but they unite when they realize that one of the boy's teachers has molested him. It portrays the struggles that the boy and family went through as the court proceedings develop. A very touching story and worth watching."