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A Step Toward Tomorrow (1996)

 -  Drama  -  10 November 1996 (USA)
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A divorcee moves her family cross-country to take her paralyzed son to a pioneer neurosurgeon.

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Anna Lerner
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Joey Stinson ...
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Derek Hastings (as Van Michael Hughs)
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Lawrence
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A divorcee moves her family cross-country to take her paralyzed son to a pioneer neurosurgeon.

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This was Christopher Reeve's first role after the accident that left him paralysed as well as his final feature film appearance. All of his subsequent roles were on television. See more »

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Fine acting!
13 October 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is an exceptional movie. I usually am wary of Judith Light and her tearful performances. She is always crying in every film she makes. But here is one where you'd think the tears would be gushing. But they aren't. Either the director watched her carefully or she did this on her own. Where there could have been crying jags, there wasn't. As though she felt the focus should be on her children. Good for you, Judith. Both boys were well played. Beautifully played.

The moment for me was in seeing Christopher Reeve in the small role of a wheelchair bound man who helped the young boy understand he wasn't alone. This film was shown a day after Mr. Reeve's passing. So, to this viewer, it had much more profound depth in it's message. For surely, Mr. Reeve spent his lasting years in trying to bring attention to us all as to the needs to those stricken with this paralysis. It was bittersweet and very hard to watch at times. My heart goes out to the Reeve family in their loss. I applaud the message being told in this film and the courage Christopher Reeve lived to his final days.


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