The subject of The Unlikely Celebrity, William "Bill" Sackter, should have lived and died in relative obscurity. Instead, he was the focus of two made-for-television movies and the recipient of numerous state and national awards for retarded citizens. Bill inspired love and devotion in small children and state legislators alike. According to Barry Morrow, Oscar-winning screenwriter of the film Rain Man and at one time Bill's guardian, "In our search to know Bill, we were really looking for ourselves. His struggle was our struggle: that we might be good, too. What a happy, boundless idea."