- Dr. Fried (BIBI ANDERSSON) to Deborah Blake (KATHLEEN QUINLAN)
New York Times - 07/15/1977
"...[Quinlan] gives a remarkably fine, contained performance..."
This gripping drama recounts a schizophrenic teenager's struggle to cope with her mental illness. Deborah Blake (Kathleen Quinlan) fights inner demons that manifest themselves as visual hallucinations, and attempts suicide as an escape. After a stay in a mental hospital, and with the help of a caring psychiatrist, Deborah is eventually able to control her condition. An emotional and worthy adaptation of the autobiographical best-seller by Joanne Greenberg. Academy Award Nominations: Best (Adapted) Screenplay.