Movies available at the Center for Disability Resources Library


To check out any of the materials listed, please contact:
Steven Wilson
Phone: 803-216-3206
Email: steve.wilson@uscmed.sc.edu
Web site: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/CDR


Awakenings. 120 min. Culver City, CA: Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1991. Call number: Disabilities-AV WL 359 A964 1991

-True story of a maverick research physician who uses an experimental drug to “awaken” the catatonic victims of a rare disease. (Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro) Rated: PG-13.

Benny & Joon. 98 min. Santa Monica, CA: MGM/UA Home Video, 1993. Call number: Disabilities-AV WM 140 B472 1993
-A unique romantic comedy about a smart and pretty young girl who just happens to be a little unbalanced and a whimsical misfit who charms her with his Buster Keaton/Charlie Chaplin-like antics. (Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Aidan Quinn) Rated: PG.

Born on the Fourth of July. 145 min. Universal City, CA: MCA Universal Home Video, 1989. Call number: Disabilities-AV WL 346 B736 1990
-Based on a true story of a Vietnam veteran who returns from the war paralyzed. After physical and mental rehabilitation, he emerges as an antiwar activist. (Tom Cruise) Rated: R

Dominick & Eugene. 111 min. New York, NY: Orion Home Video, 1988. Call number: Disabilities-AV WL 354 D671 1989
-A movie about the relationship between twin brothers, one that is brain damaged from a childhood accident. (Tom Hulce, Ray Liotta, and Jamie Lee Curtis) Rated: PG-13.

The Fisher King. 137 min. Burbank, CA: Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1991. Call number: Disabilities-AV WM 140 F533 1991
-A movie about the lives of two men: a radio talk show host who drove a person calling in to murder; and the man who became psychotic after his wife was murdered as a result of the show. (Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges) Rated: R.

My Left Foot. 103 min. Miramax Films. New York, NY: HBO Video, 1989. Call number: Disabilities-AV WL 354 M995 1990
-True story of a man who was born with cerebral palsy and achieves greatness as an artist-writer. (Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker) Rated: R.

The Other Side of the Mountain. 102 min. Universal City, CA: MCA Home Video, 1986. Call number: Disabilities-AV WL 346 O87 1986
-The spirit-lifting true story of Olympic hopeful Jill Kinmont who faced her greatest challenge after she was left paralyzed during a competition in the 1950s. (Marilyn Hassett and Beau Bridges) Rated: PG.

Passion Fish. 135 min. Burbank, CA: Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1993. Call number: Disabilities-AV WL 346 P288 1993
-A soap opera star returns home to rural Louisiana after an automobile accident leaves her paralyzed. She drives away a succession of nurses until she finds her match in Chantelle. (Mary McDonnell and Alfre Woodard) Rated: R.

Rain Man. 134 min. Washington, DC: MGM/UA Home Video, 1989. Call number: Disabilities-AV WM 203.5 R154 1989
-A movie about a self-centered hustler who discovers he has an autistic brother in an institution. Their relationship evolves into an odyssey of love and self-revelation for the hustler with a handicapped heart. (Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise) Rated: R.

Temple Grandin. 109 min. Burbank, Calif.: Warner Home Video, 2010. Call number: Disabilities-AV WM 203.5 T282 2010
-An engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America's most remarkable success stories. Rated: TV-PG.

The Waterdance. 106 min. Burbank, CA: Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1992. Call number: Disabilities-AV WL 346 W324 1992
-A talented young writer is permanently paralyzed in a hiking accident and must graduate from a physical rehabilitation center in order to return to the "real" world.

Other recommended videos not available from the library:
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Door to Door
  • I am Sam
  • The Other Sister


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