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Beautiful Dreamers (1992)





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In this fact-based drama set in the 19th century, an unorthodox doctor scandalizes the medical institution by treating his mentally retarded patients as human beings. American poet Walt Whitman soon comes to his defense, but the controversial author's radical reputation causes the doctor even more trouble.


Rip Torn
as Walt Whitman
Colm Feore
as Dr. Maurice Bucke
Marsha Moreau
as Birdie Bucke
Wendel Meldrum
as Jessie Bucke
Sheila McCarthy
as Molly Jessop
Colin Fox
as Reverend Randolph Haines
David Gardner
as Dr. Lett
Tom McCamus
as Leonard Thorn
Barbara Gordon
as Agatha Haines
Albert Schultz
as Dr. John Burgess
Gordon Masten
as John Carver
Gerry Quigley
as John Freeman
Roland Hewgill
as The Honorable Timothy Pardee
Roger Clown
as Kenneth
Peter Blais
as Delbert
R.D. Reid
as Karl Jessop
Bob Clout
as Dr. McAlpine
Bernard Behrens
as Dr. Winslow
Doug Hughes
as Charles
Tim MacMenamin
as Blacksmith
Chris Benson
as 2nd Drunk
George Buza
as 1st Drunk
Kory Taylor
as Loon Singer
Karen Kenedy
as 1st Female Assistant
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