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The long walk home

Author: Richard PearceWhoopi GoldbergSissy SpacekVing RhamesDylan BakerAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Entertainment, [2002]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is Odessa Cotter, a quietly dignified woman, who works as a housekeeper for Miriam Thompson (Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek). When Odessa 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 (Dwight Schultz) and the powerful White Citizen's Council, Miriam and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Pearce; Whoopi Goldberg; Sissy Spacek; Ving Rhames; Dylan Baker; Erika Alexander; Dwight Schultz; Mary Steenburgen; Artisan Entertainment (Firm); New Visions Pictures.
OCLC Number: 51301761
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1990.
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.
Target Audience: Rated PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: New Visions Pictures ; a Howard W. Koch, Jr., Dave Bell Associates production ; written by John Cork ; produced by Howard W. Koch, Jr., Dave Bell ; directed by Richard Pearce.

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Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is Odessa Cotter, a quietly dignified woman, who works as a housekeeper for Miriam Thompson (Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek). When Odessa 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 (Dwight Schultz) 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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