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Joni (1979)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  1 June 1979 (USA)
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Based on Joni Eareckson's autobiography. She becomes paralyzed after breaking her neck in a swimming accident at age 17. Trying to cope with her new life, she learns to paint using her mouth and finds strength in her new Christian faith.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joni Eareckson Tada ...
Joni
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John Eareckson
Katherine De Hetre ...
Jay Eareckson
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Dick Filbert
John Milford ...
Dr. Sherrill
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Lindy Eareckson
Louise Hoven ...
Diana
Michael Mancini ...
Don Bertolli
Cloyce Morrow ...
Barbara Marshall
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Steve Estes
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Kathy Eareckson
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Butch
Cheryl Harvey ...
Betty
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Earl
Barbara Mallory ...
Ann Wilson
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Based on Joni Eareckson's autobiography. She becomes paralyzed after breaking her neck in a swimming accident at age 17. Trying to cope with her new life, she learns to paint using her mouth and finds strength in her new Christian faith.

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Sometimes where the body is held captive the Spirit is set free

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1 June 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Joni, mia gynaika xanazei  »

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Journey's End
Music by Tedd Smith
Lyrics by Rob Tregenza
Performed by Joni Eareckson Tada
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This is a true story with gut

This movie was made very uniquely...in that Joni Earickson played herself (while she was paralysed, as you might guess).

Her two autobiographies (she has written other books also) are "Joni" and "Choices, Changes". The first bis what the movie is based on, the second is about her time making the movie and meeting her now-husband of 15+ years.

The movie shows Joni jump into a lake, then brake her neck. It follows her struggles with being sorry for herself and her rise to become an internationally renowned speaker. She also is a strong Christian. Her faith acts as a thread, tying her struggles and triumphs together.

If you want drama, you've got it. Suspense, you've got it.

Romance? - here it is

Directed with heart and a taste for what real living is....

you've read Jonathan's take, On

JONI!!!


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