- Rated: Not Rated
- Video: Color
- Released: December 4, 2012
- Originally Released: 1979
- Label: Sony Pictures Home
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
A.V. Club - 02/13/2013
"[U]tterly absorbing, from start to finish."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Before John Travolta became a major star in Saturday Night Fever and TV's "Welcome Back, Kotter", he starred in this memorable television melodrama. Loving parents Johnny (Robert Reed, TV's "The Brady Bunch") and Mickey Lubitch (Diana Hyland, TV's "Peyton Place") learn that their son, Tod (Travolta), is born with an immune deficiency. Forced to live in a self-contained environment, he is unable to have direct contact with anything or anyone in the outside world. Despite being sheltered from society, Tod remains optimistic about life, even developing a relationship with his neighbor, Gina (Glynnis O'Connor, Johnny Dangerously). But all Tod hopes for is to get outside and experience what others take for granted. Newly remastered.
The true story of a young man who, due to a severe immune deficiency, was raised in the confines of a germ-free plastic room. When he falls in love with the girl next door, he is forced to choose between confinement and life, or love and death. Made for television.
Tod Lubitch is a normal teenage boy in every way but one -- he was born without an active immune system. As a result, he must spend his life inside a plastic bubble that keeps away all germs... but also isolates him from other people. Over the years, Tod adapts to this often lonely existence with the help of his loving parents. After he becomes romantically attracted to the girl next door, however, he struggles to find a way to be with her...
Made-For-Network TV |
Tear Jerker |
- Additional cast: Howard Pratt.
- Additional credit: Joel Thurmond (producer).
- Copyright 1996 American Home Entertainment.