Ed Reece, an old travelling salesman, decides to end his days in the place in which he was born. Therefore he convinces his elder son to acompany him on his last long voyage of farewell.

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Ed Reece, an old travelling salesman, decides to end his days in the place in which he was born. Therefore he convinces his elder son to acompany him on his last long voyage of farewell. Written by Volker Boehm

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Not Much Of A Journey
10 November 2004 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Screen legend Kirk Douglas in a TVM ! What a casting coup , I bet the teleplay had an outstanding script to entice Douglas to play the lead role Ed Reece . I can see why Douglas would have wanted to take the role since it deals with a dying old man living his last days and may have tugged heart strings since this may at the time we'd ever see Douglas acting . However this doesn't make TAKE ME HOME AGAIN outstanding

The problem is with a very mawkish script . Ed's draft dodging son Larry returns to the family home much to the disgust of the other family members . Granting his dying father one last wish Larry takes his father on a sentimental journey across America . If the family were disgusted at Larry before the journey they're even more disgusted now . It might be a good idea for viewers to keep some insulin handy due to the sugary sentiment on screen . Nothing very exciting happens apart from the father and son getting accosted by some rednecks and like all rednecks found in TVMs they're multi cultural ones

As a footnote this is available on DVD in Britian where it's known as THE LIES BOYS TELL which is a ridiculous title ( It conjures up images of a court case involving child abuse ) and TAKE ME HOME AGAIN seems far more sensible


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