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The long walk home

Author: Richard PearceHoward W KochDave BellJohn CorkWhoopi GoldbergAll authors
Publisher: [LaCrosse, WI] : Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, 2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Odessa Cotter, a quietly dignified woman who works as a housekeeper for Miriam Thompson honors the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott by walking an exhausting nine miles to and from work, Miriam offers her a ride. Defying both Miriam's racist husband and the powerful White Citizen's Council, Miriam and Odessa put their lives in danger for civil rights. Their shared experiences draw them closer as a deep  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Pearce; Howard W Koch; Dave Bell; John Cork; Whoopi Goldberg; Sissy Spacek; Ving Rhames; Dylan Baker; Erika Alexander; Dwight Schultz; Mary Steenburgen; George Fenton; New Visions Pictures.; Echo Bridge Home Entertainment.
OCLC Number: 187970521
Notes: Videodisc release of the 1990 motion picture.
Credits: Music, George Fenton ; editor, Bill Yahraus ; director of photography, Roger Deakins ; associate producer, Edwin C. Atkins ;executive producers, Taylor Hackford and Stuart Benjamin ; writer, John Cork ; producer, Howard W. Koch Jr. and Dave Bell, director, Richard Pearce.
Cast: Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Ving Rhames, Dylan Baker, Erika Alexander, Dwight Schultz.
Performer(s): Narrator, Mary Steenburgen.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 98 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: New Visions Pictures ; written by John Cork ; produced by Howard W. Koch, Jr., Dave Bell ; directed by Richard Pearce.

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When Odessa Cotter, a quietly dignified woman who works as a housekeeper for Miriam Thompson honors the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott by walking an exhausting nine miles to and from work, Miriam offers her a ride. Defying both Miriam's racist husband and the powerful White Citizen's Council, Miriam and Odessa put their lives in danger for civil rights. Their shared experiences draw them closer as a deep respect and lasting friendship forms. Together, in a difficult world of black versus white, they manage to discover a common ground.

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