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      And Your Name Is Jonah

      1979 1 hr. 40 min. Drama List
      Reviews 85% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Because of a misdiagnosis, a deaf young boy named Jonah (Jeffrey Bravin) has been classified as mentally handicapped and is institutionalized. Jonah's parents, Danny (James Woods) and Jenny (Sally Struthers), are shocked at this realization, and so make efforts to open communication and develop a relationship with their child. Their patience is tested not only by their withdrawn son, but by his doctors who are not convinced he's deaf and consider him better off institutionalized. Read More Read Less

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      Cam M A true eye-opener!!! Love this film, made me cry multiple times lol. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Really solid little TV movie. Sally Struthers is uneven in her acting, some scenes she's great, other scenes she's pretty bad, but in general this is a very good film. James Woods is great, and the story is well told and unique. I went in expecting a cheesy after school special vibe, and instead found a movie that was legit good. I even got a bit teary-eyed towards the end. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member I have recently visited my daughter who has two handicapped children..She also has a child who is not handicapped sandwiched between the two that are handcappped. .T he child not handicapped is affected by the dynamics..of having two handicapped children in the home but communicates the best to the others..The oldest child was misdiagnosed..and the second child who has not thoroughly been diagnosed is in this dilemma faced by this child in the film..He is not speaking at the milestones expocted from a child who is not deaf....He has an expressive aphasia..and has been misdiagnosed and is now recieving speech therapy....This movie about Jolnah has really hit home..I love it...Thank You Jonah for this film! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member This was a terrific film with fantastic deaf actors! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member TV MOVIE. A couple's deaf child is misdiagnosed as mentally retarded. Yawn! CBS1/28/1979 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Well acted, thought provoking drama. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Because of a misdiagnosis, a deaf young boy named Jonah (Jeffrey Bravin) has been classified as mentally handicapped and is institutionalized. Jonah's parents, Danny (James Woods) and Jenny (Sally Struthers), are shocked at this realization, and so make efforts to open communication and develop a relationship with their child. Their patience is tested not only by their withdrawn son, but by his doctors who are not convinced he's deaf and consider him better off institutionalized.
      Director
      Richard Michaels
      Production Co
      Charles Fries Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 3, 2016
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