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The Long Walk Home (1990)

Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.

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Norman Thompson
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Selma Cotter
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Mary Catherine (as Lexi Faith Randall)
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Theodore Cotter
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Franklin Cotter
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Sara Thompson
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Claudia
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Martin
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Charlie
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Winston
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Judy (Girl at Oak Park)
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Storyline

Dramatizes the events in 1955-1956 in Montgomery, Alabama, when blacks boycotted public transport becuase they were forced to sit at the back. Odessa works as a maid for the Thompsons, and as well as she is treated, she feels it is her duty to walk to work, even if it means she is exhaused, and gets to work late. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Their forbidden friendship changed a nation.

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12 April 1991 (Brazil)  »

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Der lange Weg  »

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$4,803,039
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The Thompson home in the movie is located on Bankhead Avenue, in the Old Cloverdale neighborhood in Montgomery. See more »

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The bidding and play in a Bridge game does not make sense according to the rules of Bridge. See more »

Quotes

Odessa Cotter: Miss Thompson, I don't want your children to grow up scared of mine.
Miriam Thompson: It's just that a lot of the whites are scared. I'm a little scared.
Odessa Cotter: We're all scared. What's scarin' you Miss Thompson, who you are, or what Mr. Thompson wants you to be?
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Written by George Duning and Steve Allen
Performed by The McGuire Sisters
Courtesy of MCA Records
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A hidden gem.
29 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film by chance, was flipping through the movie channels one day and the description of it appealed to me. Goldberg is absolutely superb in this powerful film showing what it was like for black people at that time in Montgomery, Alabama. A good lesson to young people, or any person that does not fully know what black people had to put up with.


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