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Long Journey Back (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  15 December 1978 (USA)
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A teenager is injured while out on a school field trip. Eventually one of her legs has to be amputated. She also has some memory loss. While she struggles to get used to her new (artificial... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vic Casella
Laura Casella
Celia Casella
Amy Casella
Dr. Rojas
Dr. Roberts
John Lamont ...
Michael Alldredge ...
David Lewis
Eunice Christopher ...
Dee Lewis
Jim Thompson
Richard Doran ...
Alan Wilcox
Blair Ashley ...
Penelope Willis ...
Dr. Ross (as Stephen Keep)


A teenager is injured while out on a school field trip. Eventually one of her legs has to be amputated. She also has some memory loss. While she struggles to get used to her new (artificial) limb, she also tries to remember what she has forgotten. Her recovery places some stress on her parents. Written by <>

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15 December 1978 (USA)  »

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Ein langer Weg zurück  »

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Stephanie Zimbalist shines in this one!
20 September 1999 | by (Metro-Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

This fact-based drama is about a high school teenager's courageous fights after a school bus accident leaves her emotionally and physically handicapped. Stephanie Zimbalist (star of "Remington Steele") gives an outstanding performance as young Celia, the teenager who is the focus of the story. Wonderful performances are also given by Cloris Leachman (as her mother), Mike Connors (as her father) and Katy Kurtzman (as her younger sister).

The overall story is how this family comes to cope with and get through a very tragic situation. It is very believable, touching and, by the end, extremely uplifting. I would recommend this movie to everyone!

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