The Long Walk Home Movie Review 1989

Information and Film Reviews for The Long Walk Home the Movie

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In Montgomery Alabama, in the mid 1950s, sometime after Rosa Parks refused to sit in the black-designated back of the bus, Martin Luther King Jr. led a bus boycott. Spacek is the affluent wife of a narrow-minded businessman while Goldberg is their struggling maid. When Spacek discovers that Goldberg is supporting the boycott by walking the nine-mile trek to work, she sympathizes and tries to help, antagonizing her husband. The plot marches inevitably toward a white-on-white showdown on racism while quietly exploring gender equality between the women. Outstanding performances by Spacek and Goldberg, and a great 50s feel.

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Proud to Be...A Black Video Collection, 1235-E East Blvd., Ste. 209, Charlotte, NC 28203, Phone: (704)523-2227

Available on VHS
Running time 95 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Protests, Civil Rights, Period Piece: 1950s, African America, The Help: Female
Screenplay
John Cork
Cast
Dan E. Butler, Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz, Ving Rhames, Dylan Baker
Cinematography
Roger Deakins
Director
Richard Pearce
Music
George Fenton
Other
Mary Steenburgen
Producer
Taylor Hackford, Jr. Howard W. Koch, New Visions, Miramax Films

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