PG | | Drama, Musical
A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult.
The film reached #1 on the US box office on March 23, 1975. Interesting enough, The Who themselves have never had a #1 single or album on the US music charts.
Nora Walker Hobbs:
I often wonder what it is he's feeling. Has he ever heard a word I've said? Look at him, now in the mirror dreaming. What is happening in his head? What is happening in his head? Oh, I wish I knew, I wish I knew.
During "Eyesight to the Blind", Clapton's hand movements do not at all match his guitar playing on the song.
One of the Uncle Ernie and Frank Hobbs reaction shots was deleted from the "Acid Queen" song scene in the syndicated television version of the film.