When conventional psychology cannot help an architect's daughter who may be sinking into autism she embarks on a journey inside her daughter's mind to rescue her.
Robert Jay Litz
Esther Rolle - American Film/TV Actress
Michael Lessac - Director/Screenwriter
Tommy Lee Jones - American actor
Tom Lee Jones - American actor
James Horner - Composer, COMMANDO (1985)
Walter Murch - Editor, JARHEAD (2005)
Julie Weiss - Costume Designer, FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (1998)
Peter Larkin - Production Designer
Peter S. Larkin - Production Designer
Kathleen Turner - American Actress
Park Overall - American TV/Film Actress
After her husband's deadly accident on an archeological site in Mexico leaves Ruth Matthews a widow, she has to face an additional problem: her 6-year-old daughter refuses to speak. Instead, little Sally communicates in intense shrieks when something bothers her and spends her time building an elaboration tower out of playing cards in the middle of her room. Psychiatrist Jake Beerlander believes that Sally is suffering from autism, but Ruth refuses to accept his diagnosis -- until she's finally forced to admit that something very serious is wrong... and she'd better do something before it's too late.
Shot on location in North Carolina and Mexico. Color by Technicolor; prints by DeLuxe; Shot in Panavision. Opticals by Pacific Title; title design by Saxon/Ross Film Design. Stand-ins: Teresa Thomas (Kathleen Turner); Robert Gabel (Tommy Lee Jones); Katie Martin (Asha Menina); Craig Phillips (Shiloh Strong). Parent production company is Pentamerican Communications, Inc. Copyright held by Penta Entertainment, Ltd. A.V.V. and Pentamerican Communications, Inc. 1992. In Memory of Anne Dollard (1956-1988). Film was mixed and recorded in a THX Sound System Theater.
"...Well made....Smooth, visually pleasing..." - 02/15/1993 Variety