Bill: On His Own

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Bill: On His Own ★★★ 1983

Rooney is again exceptional in this sequel to the Emmywinning TV movie “Bill.” After 44 years in an institution, a mentally retarded man copes more and more successfully with the outside world. Fine supporting cast and direction control the melodramatic potential. 100m/C VHS . Mickey Rooney, Helen Hunt, Teresa Wright, Dennis Quaid, Largo Woodruff, Paul Leiber, Harry Goz; D: Anthony Page.