Mom and Dad Can't Hear Me (1978)

Run Time - 46 min.  |  
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A very young Rosanna Arquette stars in this poignant, Emmy-winning ABC Afterschool Special as a troubled teenager named Charlie. Although Charlie's parents (Stephen Elliott, Priscilla Pointer) are proud of their daughter, the feeling isn't mutual, and for a unique reason: Charlie's mom and dad are deaf. Ashamed of her parents (she even "screams" at them in sign language!), Charlie refuses to introduce them to her friends. It takes several daunting and unanticipated events to show Charlie how wrong she has been all along.