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A Friend Indeed - The Bill Sackter Story
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"A Friend Indeed - The Bill Sackter Story" tells the inspiring true story of Bill Sackter, who left a lifetime of institutionalization to emerge as an international hero for people with disabilities.

Actor Mickey Rooney portrayed his life in the 1981 made-for-tv movie “Bill”...

Now get to know the real Bill Sackter, in Lane Wyrick’s highly entertaining and heartwarming feature-length documentary about friendship, faith, and the power of human compassion.

Here are the highlights of what's happening with
"A Friend Indeed - The Bill Sackter Story" right now:
  • Thanks to our successful Kickstarter campaign, "A Friend Indeed" is now playing on PBS stations around the nation! If you've just seen a broadcast, I hope you enjoyed it and found it inspirational!

Is "A Friend Indeed" playing on your PBS station? Check local listings or call/email your PBS provider to suggest an airing in your area.

  • Please join the conversation now and post your comments and reactions to "A Friend Indeed" on our Facebook Fan Page - make sure you hit "Like" when you're there and help spread the word.
  • The feature length (90 minute) version of "A Friend Indeed" with over two hours of extra bonus material is now available on Deluxe Edition DVD exclusively at - if you've seen the hour-long PBS version, now you can get the full experience of the entire story and more. Now in pure widescreen - brought to you by Lane Wyrick Productions!

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The Deluxe Edition DVD of A Friend Indeed - The Bill Sackter Story is available exclusively at

The Deluxe Edition DVD also includes Public Performance Rights, so if you own this DVD, you can host your own screenings, use it in a classroom setting or donate it to a local Public Library...or just enjoy it with your family and friends!

View the official trailer for "A Friend Indeed - The Bill Sackter Story" (3 min.)

Hear the viewer reaction at the World Premiere (3:15)

Hear what viewers said after the Minneapolis screening of "A Friend Indeed" (3:30)


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