|Actors:||Philip Bosco, Piper Laurie, William Hurt, Marlee Matlin|
One of the most critically acclaimed films of the '80s, Children Of A Lesser God garnered four Academy Award. nominations and Best Actress Oscar for Marlee Matlin. Based on the hit Broadway play, it's the uplifting love story of John Leeds (William Hurt), an idealistic special education teacher, and a headstrong deaf girl named Sarah (Marlee Matlin). At first, Leeds sees Sarah as a teaching challenge. But soon their teacher/student relationship blossoms into a love so passionate it shatters the barrier of silence that keeps them apart.