Patty Duke, Melissa Gilbert, Bradley Pierce, Markus Flanagan. New in new packaging. Language: English. Run time: 93 mins. Aspect ratio: 1.33: 1. Originally released: 1994. BRAND NEW FACTORY SEALED! ! ! A battle between a mother and a psychologist for the heart and mind of an autistic boy turns into a desperate fight for justice in this powerfully compelling drama, based on a true story. Is young Michael Barth a disruptive, mentally retarded mute or does his silent exterior hide an intelligent, rational child? Terry Walser, his teacher, believes that through revolutionary and controversial new teaching techniques, she can work miracles with the boy. But, this brings her into conflict with Michael s mother, Karen, who has devoted her life to Michael s care. Then, Michael reveals a shocking truth: he has been molested. To punish the guilty, Michael must make legal history and go through the trauma of giving evidence in court. The perfect victim must become the perfect instrument of justice and prove that when a trust is betrayed, the truth cannot stay silent.