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Mr. Barry Morrow

The Bill Sackter Image Gallery

HQ Phone: (319) 351-9379

The Bill Sackter Image Gallery

2529 Catskill Ct.

Iowa City, Iowa 52245

United States

Company Description

The official website of famous Iowan Bill Sackter. ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Lifelong Advocate
National Association of Social Workers

Lifelong Advocate
ASA

Lifelong Advocate
Autism Society of America

Lifelong Advocate
The Arc

Screenwriter
Rain Man

Academy Award-winning Screenwriter
Rain Man

Writer
Rain Man

Writer

Affiliations

Member
National Association of Social Workers

Member
ASA

Member
Autism Society of America

Member
The Arc

Board Member
Wheelchair Athletics Inc

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Bill Sackter's Story

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Barry Morrow

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Bill Sackter's life story was made famous by the award winning made-for-tv movie "Bill" (1981) starring Mickey Rooney as Bill, and Dennis Quaid as the young filmmaker Barry Morrow who had befriended Bill in 1972 and began filming their relationship and adventures.
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Since first meeting Bill Sackter over three decades ago, Barry Morrow's desire has always been to create a documentary about Bill Sackter.
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Working with a variety of film and video equipment as well as photographs Barry captured precious moments in his experience with Bill.
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Morrow went on to a successful Hollywood screenwriting career (he won an Oscar for "Rain Man"), and the source material has been in storage ever since.
Nearly three decades later, Barry met award winning documentary filmmaker Lane Wyrick at the Los Angeles premiere of his documentary "The Nazi Drawings" held at the Director's Guild Theater.
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Having met Wyrick previously, it was at this screening that Morrow passed the torch to Wyrick and chose him to take on this ambitious project.
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Photographs and film & video footage of Bill taken by Barry Morrow, Jack Doepke, Tom Walz and others during his life are mixed with interviews of the people who were closest to him with some recreations of Bill as a 7-year-old boy being sent to the institution after his father died.
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Barry Morrow is one of Bill's closest friends. Barry met Bill at a staff Christmas Party at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis where Bill had been employed as a dishwasher.
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Immediately a friendship grew, and Barry took Bill around town and out to nightclubs where his friend Jack Doepke performed.
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Barry began shooting videotape and Super 8 film footage of Bill, finding him to be a great subject for a documentary, but after a bad experience in taking Bill back to the institution for the film, Barry put the project on hold.
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Barry began shooting videotape and Super 8 film footage of Bill, finding him to be a great subject for a documentary, but after a bad experience in taking Bill back to the institution for the film, Barry put the project on hold.
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After being offered a job in Iowa City, Barry had to leave Bill because Bill was a ward of the state of Minnesota.
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In an unprecedented move, Barry instead petitioned to become Bill's legal guardian and brought Bill with him to Iowa City.
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With Barry's help Bill made a full recovery and Bill soon became a celebrity with the help of Barry, Tom Walz and others in the community.
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Barry Morrow was honored by winning an Emmy for writing "Bill", and later an Academy Award for writing "Rain Man".
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Barry has enjoyed a successful career as a writer and more recently, as a producer. Member of The Arc, the National Association of Social Workers , and the Autism Society of America , Morrow is a lifelong advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities.
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Dr. Tom Walz had been a teacher of the ambitious young Barry Morrow while in Minneapolis, and when Walz was hired as the Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Iowa, his first thought was to bring Morrow along to add vibrancy to the department.
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Dr. Tom Walz had been a teacher of the ambitious young Barry Morrow while in Minneapolis, and when Walz was hired as the Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Iowa, his first thought was to bring Morrow along to add vibrancy to the department.
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Barry informed Tom that Bill would be part of the package, so Tom pulled strings to allow Bill to work in the department.
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Jack Doepke met Bill through friends Bev & Barry Morrow.
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After Barry decided to move to California, Jeff became Bill's legal guardian.
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When Bill moved to Iowa to live with Barry Morrow, Bill's new life was just about to begin.
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Eventually, Tom and Barry came up with the idea to have Bill serve coffee in an unused room at the college.


Wheelchair Athletics Foundation - Board of Directors

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Barry Morrow Executive Director


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- Barry Morrow, Screenwriter of Rain Man

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Barry Morrow, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Rain Man.


But it was Peek, who suffered ...

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But it was Peek, who suffered from Agenesis of Corpus Callosum (a condition similar to autism), whom Hoffman and Barry Morrow - Rain Man's writer, who also won an Oscar - acknowledged as the inspiration behind the performance.

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Two years later, however, Morrow contacted him to explain that a film studio had just bought a script he had written.
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A scene in the film in which Raymond is taken to a casino and beats the house with his astounding skills in mental arithmetic never took place - despite the best efforts of Morrow, who asked Peek to read a book about gambling before taking him to a casino to try the experiment.
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His favourite possession was the Oscar which Morrow won for writing the Best Screenplay at the 1989 Oscars.

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