One of the most critically-acclaimed films of the 80s, Children of a Lesser God garnered four Academy Award nominations and a 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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

82% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Children of a Lesser God transcends its transparently noble goals thanks to a pair of absorbing performances from William Hurt and Marlee Matlin.

15+ COMMON SENSE

'80s love story has some strong language, sex.

Information

Studio
Paramount
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)
Additional

Arabic (Subtitles), Bulgarian (Subtitles), Czech (Subtitles), Danish (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), French (Subtitles, Stereo), Hebrew (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Polish (Subtitles), Portuguese (Brazil) (Subtitles), Portuguese (Portugal) (Subtitles), Simplified Chinese (Subtitles), Slovenian (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Swedish (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles), Turkish (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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