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Homecoming (1996)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 14 April 1996
Tales of a group of siblings who are forced to fend for themselves when they are abandoned by their mother in the parking lot of a shopping mall. They eventually meet their grandmother, a ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Abigail Tillerman
Dicey Tillerman
James Tillerman
Maybeth Tillerman
William Greenblatt ...
Sammy Tillerman
Anna Louise Richardson ...
Liza Tillerman - Mom
Eunice Logan
Jacque Lynn Colton ...
Millie - the butcher
R.D. Reid ...
Security Guard
Kenner Ames ...
Gas Station Attendant
Roger Dunn ...
Father Joseph
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
Detective Gordo


Tales of a group of siblings who are forced to fend for themselves when they are abandoned by their mother in the parking lot of a shopping mall. They eventually meet their grandmother, a loner who is reluctant to take them in. Written by Callie

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She thought her life was over until they gave her a new beginning. See more »



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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der lange Weg nach Hause  »

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1.33 : 1
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Dicey is clearly wearing bright pink lipstick frequently in the film, although she is supposed to have only the clothes on her back. She also is suddenly wearing it in scenes where its unlikely: Such as when she is starving at Yale or when she is crying hysterically at Cousin Eunice's house. See more »

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Come Home to this Endearing Homecoming ***1/2
21 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anne Bancroft gave a superior performance as the grandmother of 4 abandoned grandchildren who come to her home out of desperation.

Left alone in a car, the children make their way to a great aunt only to find that she has died and has left a daughter, Bonnie Bedelia as the quintessential spinster, a devout Catholic, who attends mass regularly but who will not keep the 2 boys in her home. Bedelia, in a brief role, captures the heart and sole of this woman brilliantly. Others may find her performance somewhat comic in nature. She carries herself as Ruth Buzzi did on the TV hit Laugh-In.

It is Bancroft who depicts a mean, vicious grandma who is gradually soothed by grandchildren desperate for a family life and desperate for love.

Finally admitting that she wants them but can't afford them financially or to fail them as she did her children, her last minute change of heart (though expected) at the bus stop is heartwarming.

A wonderful film describing family values and dysfunctionalism.

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