Bill is a 1981 movie starring Mickey Rooney and Dennis Quaid. The film is based on the life of Bill Sackter. Bill is a man with mental retardation in his 60s. He ventures out into the world for the first time after spending most of his life at Grandville, a dreary inner city institution in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since age seven (when his parents sent him there). Bill is taken in by a kind family and learns what it means to love for the first time in his life.