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15 Ratings

Best Boy

Directed by Ira Wohl
United States, 1979


In this documentary, the director follows the day-to-day activities of his retarded, middle-aged cousin Philly, over a three-year period.

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Best Boy Directed by Ira Wohl

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1980 | Winner: Best Documentary, Features

Toronto International Film Festival

1979 | Winner: People's Choice Award

BAFTA Awards

1982 | Nominee: Flaherty Documentary Award

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1980 | Winner: Best Documentary

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