Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mickey Rooney Actor Bill Sackter 1 1000001
Dennis Quaid Actor Barry Morrow 1 1000002
Largo Woodruff Actor Bev Morrow 1 1000003
Harry Goz Actor Thomas Walz 1 1000004
Anna Maria Horsford Actor Marge Keating 1 1000005
Kathleen Maguire Actor Florence Archer 1 1000006
Jenny Dweir Actor Amy Hill 1 1000007
Tony Turco Actor Dr Peters 1 1000008
Ray Serra Actor Harry 1 1000009
John Towey Actor Denby 1 1000010
Breon Gorman Actor Miss Archer's Assistant 1 1000011
George Hamlin Actor Robert Morrow 1 1000012
Phil Oxnam Actor Dr Riis 1 1000013
Harriet Rogers Actor Landlady 1 1000014
Lotta Palfi Actor Ida Miller 1 1000015
Katharine Balfour Actor Mrs Morrow 1 1000016
Bill Schilling Actor Professor Rush 1 1000017
Billy Stulberg Actor Fred--the Bartender 1 1000018
Bill Winkler Actor Intern 1 1000019
John Eric Bentley Actor Cop 1 1000020
Philip Levy Actor Mugger 1 1000021
Cordis Heard Actor Arlene 1 1000022
John Ridge Actor Santa Claus 1 1000023
Laurie Robyn Actor Girl on Santa's Knee 1 1000024
Carrick Glenn Actor Co-ed 1 1000025
Steve Levitt Actor Student 1 1000026
Anthony Page Director n/a 2 2000001
Alan Landsburg Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Mel Stuart Producer n/a 3 3000002
David Kappes Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Corey Blechman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Barry Morrow From Story n/a 120870 4000002
Mike Fash Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
George B Hively Editor n/a 172 7000001
William Kraft Music n/a 120781 8000001
William Kraft Song n/a 120859 8000002
Anthony Humecke Song ("Poor Fool") 120859 8000003
G Alicon Art Director art direction 183 9000001
William Daly Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Mickey Rooney, fresh off renewed stardom on Broadway in "Sugar Babies", turned in a remarkable Emmy Award-winning performance as Bill Sackter, an indomitable real-life spirit who is forced to tackle life outside of the mental institution where he was confined for 44 years, with the help of his new-found friend and guardian, aspiring filmmaker Barry Morrow. Corey Blechman, who wrote the script based on Morrow's story of Sackter, also won an Emmy Award, and a nomination went to "Bill" itself as Outstanding Drama Special. Two years later, Rooney reprised his role in a sequel called "Bill: On His Own". It also won the l98l George Foster Peabody Award for distinguished programming.