Added by on 2014-10-06


Drama (1979) 109 minutes ~ Color


Tim is a young man with below average intelligence. He works as a builder’s laborer, and is often taken advantage of by his fellow workers and other people. Mary asks Tim to work around her yard for a day. The day stretches into a few weekends, and the two soon become good friends. Some people, however, are suspicious of their friendship which seems to be continually strengthening, accusing Mary of taking advantage of Tim’s innocence. Will changing circumstances in Tim’s Family life change his relationship with Mary?

Director: Michael Pate

Writers: Colleen McCullough (novel), Michael Pate

Stars: Piper Laurie, Mel Gibson, Alwyn Kurts, Pat Evison