PG | | Drama, Musical
A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult.
According to Pete Townshend in his book "Who I Am", when Stevie Wonder found out they were making a movie of Tommy, he wanted to play the Pinball Wizard, but Pete Townshend didn't think it would make sense that he would have a blind guy playing a ... ...
Nora Walker Hobbs:
What about the boy? What about the boy? What about the boy? He saw it all!
Frank Hobbs: He didn't see it, he didn't hear it, he will say nothing to no one.
Despite piano being heard during the 'Pinball Wizard' scene, the local lad (Elton John) is either playing random notes, or not at all.
The close-up shot of "Holy Marylin Monroe"'s crotch was deleted from the "Eyesight To The Blind" song scene in the syndicated television version of the film.