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A Different Approach (1978)

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An all-star educational film about the positive side of hiring people with disabilities. A board sit and watch the film Michael Keaton's character's assembled to sell companies on hiring ... See full summary »

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Jim Belcher
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Cast

Credited cast:
Melissa Sue Anderson ... Herself
Beverly Archer Beverly Archer ... Grocery Shopper
Lucie Arnaz ... Herself
Sorrell Booke ... Harry
Stockard Channing ... Herself
Michael Keaton ... Filmmaker
Martin Kosleck ... Dr. Liebling
Norman Lear ... Himself
Rue McClanahan ... Herself
Jim Nabors ... Himself
Carroll O'Connor ... Himself
Charlotte Rae ... Herself
Sally Struthers ... Herself
Betty White ... Herself
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An all-star educational film about the positive side of hiring people with disabilities. A board sit and watch the film Michael Keaton's character's assembled to sell companies on hiring the handicapped, which takes "a different approach" by combining several approaches--most of them suggested by Hollywood personalities. Written by Brian Leonard <leonard@lycoming.edu>

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Still relevant (in 1999) and funny
23 April 1999 | by Brian14LeonardSee all my reviews

This is an all-star educational film about "hiring the handicapped". Michael Keaton--a good 4 or 5 years before stardom--plays a filmmaker who takes "a different approach" to educational films of this type. Several different approaches, actually, mostly "suggested" by showbiz personalities. Keaton is pretty bad, and the whole thing has a forced feeling to it--but it is still eye-opening, very funny in places, and sadly relevant. And, yes, that's Norman Lear "acting".


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