Heading Home (1995)
- Drama | War
Set in 1971 during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration, Heading Home tells the story of an unlikely friendship. Horace, Frankie Faison "Silence of the Lambs", "Coming to America", TV's "The Wire") an African American bus driver whose son is MIA, drives a charter of young white middle-class war protesters to Washington, D.C. During the course of a long spring night, Horace befriends Kate, a troubled white 17-year-old girl, Margaret Welsh ("Mr. and Mrs. Bridge"). Overcoming their differences, Horace and Kate forge a friendship that transcends the boundaries of age and race, and celebrates the possibilities of the human spirit. Also stars Emmy Award Winner Allison Janney (TV's "The West Wing") and a moving performance by Mary Alice ("The Matrix Revolutions").