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The First of May (1999)

G  |   |  Drama, Family, Sport  |  20 March 1999 (USA)
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Eleven-year-old Cory (Dan Byrd) is a foster child nobody wants. Carlotta (Academy Award-nominee Julie Harris) is an elderly woman the world has forgotten.



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Credited cast:
Boss Ed
Robin O'Dell ...
Mikki Scanlon ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Bass ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Richard G. Blair ...
Foster Agent
Rachel V. Byrd ...
Nurse Aide (as Rachel Byrd)
Doreen Chalmers ...
Charity Worker
Ted Christino ...
John - Foster Dad


Eleven-year-old Cory (Dan Byrd) is a foster child nobody wants. Carlotta (Academy Award-nominee Julie Harris) is an elderly woman the world has forgotten.

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An unwanted boy and a forgotten old lady find running away to join the circus is really coming home.


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20 March 1999 (USA)  »

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Cory kai Carlotta  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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I had Rogers as a drama teacher!!!
15 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was in Gary Rogers drama class at LSCC and he is an amazing professor. I got to be Little Red Riding Hood in a kiddie musical we put on for school kids. All the songs were really cute and the kids loved them.

We watched the movie in class and I loved it! I haven't had much luck finding it to watch on TV but have seen Dan Byrd in several things since. I haven't seen it in a couple of years hopefully I will catch the movie on TV soon. I really wanted my daughter to watch it I think she would really enjoy it.

The story line is really great and fun very family friendly!!

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