Under the Piano (TV Movie) (1995)

Under the Piano
An autistic child growing up in the 1940's and 50's with a mother who is bitter because her fear of success has denied to herself a possible career in opera. This anger translates into an over-protectiveness of her mentally ill daughter, even into the child's adulthood. But a loving sister, herself having an arm that is paralyzed, is a bastion against the limitations imposed by the mother and finally helps her sister to live a more full life.

Amanda Plummer....Franny Basilio
Megan Follows....Rosetta Basilio
Teresa Stratas....Regina Basilio
James Carroll....Nick
John Juliani....Frank
Jackie Richardson....Mrs. Syms
Richard Blackburn....Dr. Banman
Dan Lett....Dr. Harkness
Judith Orban....Hazel
Andrew Tarbet....Orderly
Deborah Grover....Nurse Thompson
Richard McMillan....Dr. Davison
Tara Macri....Michelle
Louisa Martin....Michelle's Mother
Simone Rosenberg....Young Violet
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