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Best Boy

PBS Premiere: September 6, 1988


Hailed by many critics as a classic, Best Boy is the moving story of Philly, a 53-year-old mentally-disabled man who adapts to an independent life as he prepares to move away form his elderly parents.


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Best Boy

Premiere Date: September 6, 1988

Filmmaker: Ira Wohl


Ira Wohl
Ira Wohl

Critical Acclaim

One of the most touching and revealing real-life stories a filmmaker has ever been privileged and astute enough to document.”

— Gary Arnold
The Washington Post

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