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Occidental, CA, USA



Intellectual Functioning

Bill: On His Own
The Other Sister;
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?


Backstreet Dreams (1990)
The Boy Who Could Fly
Cries From The Heart
House Of Cards (1993)
Rain Man

Learning Difficulties

About Sara (1998)
And Hope to Die (1972)

Mental Retardation

Best Boy
Bill, On His Own
Dominick And Eugene
Of Mice And Men
Sling Blade
To Kill A Mockingbird
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?


My Own Private Idaho

Personality Disorders

The Great Santini
Groundhog Day
In the Company of Men
Like Water for Chocolate!
An Officer and a Gentleman


Every Man For Himself And God Against All
The Wild Child

Spouse Abuse

The Apostle!
Bastard out of Carolina
Dolores Claiborne
The Prince of Tides
What's Love Got to Do With It?
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Mood Disorders

The Hospital
Ordinary People
The Slender Thread
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Conduct Disorders
This Boy’s Life
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
As Good As It Gets
Dead Poets Society
The Slender Thread
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Attitudes & Rehabilitation

Nobody's Child
Out On The Edge
She's Been Away