Who Are The DeBolts? (And Where Did They Get 19 Kids?)

Who Are The DeBolts? (And Where Did They Get 19 Kids?)

Director: John Korty

Cast: John Korty

     
 
This Academy Award-winning documentary focuses upon Robert and Dorothy DeBolt, a California couple with six children of their own-and 13 adoptees and/or legal wards. The DeBolt's extended family includes black, Korean, and Vietnamese children, many of whom are physically challenged. In cinema verite fashion, we are shown the courageous adjustments made by the

Overview

This Academy Award-winning documentary focuses upon Robert and Dorothy DeBolt, a California couple with six children of their own-and 13 adoptees and/or legal wards. The DeBolt's extended family includes black, Korean, and Vietnamese children, many of whom are physically challenged. In cinema verite fashion, we are shown the courageous adjustments made by the handicapped children, particularly Karen, who was born without legs or forearms, and J.R., a blind paraplegic. Introduced and narrated by Henry Winkler, this life-affirming feature was cut from its original 72 minutes to 50 when it was first networkcast December 17, 1978. Even in its truncated form, the telecast was honored with an Emmy award for "outstanding individual achievement-informational program."

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2005
UPC:
0767685973639
Original Release:
1977
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Video Group
Time:
1:13:00
Sales rank:
72,211

Special Features

Featurette: Steppin' Out: The DeBolts Grow Up; DeBolt family updates; Biographies; Interactive menus; Scene selection

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Who Are the DeBolts?
1. What Shall We Call This Film? [4:09]
2. Expanding Family [8:12]
3. Helping Others Help Themselves [8:37]
4. New Addition to the Home [7:51]
5. Learning to Fall [7:30]
6. Remembering the Good Times [6:46]
7. Music to My Ears [7:00]
8. Concentrated Effort [4:03]
9. Progress Is Made [4:57]
10. Time for a Vacation [4:13]
11. Arriving and Departing [8:36]
12. Credits [:42]

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