Miracle Worker, The (television) Two-hour television movie; aired on The Wonderful World of Disney on November 12, 2000. The story of eight-year-old Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute, who in 1887 blossoms under the care and teaching of Annie Sullivan, whose groundbreaking techniques for teaching deaf and blind people are still being used today. Directed by Nadia Tass. Stars Hallie Kate Eisenberg (Helen Keller), Alison Elliott (Annie Sullivan), David Strathairn (Capt. Keller), Lucas Black (James Keller), Kate Greenhouse (Kate Keller). Based on the Tony Award-winning play by William Gibson. Released on video in 2001.