We performed a therapeutic trial with the glycine precursor, milacemide, on 10 patients with intractable movement disorders. Six had myoclonus of various etiologies and one each had progressive supranuclear palsy, Filipino X-linked dystonia with parkinsonism, painful legs and moving toes, and stiff-person syndrome. Milacemide was initiated at a dose of 2,400 mg/ day, orally, and increased gradually to a maximum of 4,800 mg/ day. No clear-cut observable improvement occurred. There were no serious adverse effects.