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The First of May (1999)

 -  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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Carlotta
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Cory
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Boss Ed
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Dinghy
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Dan
Robin O'Dell ...
Michelle
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Zack
Mikki Scanlon ...
Loralie
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Himself
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Roustabout
Richard G. Blair ...
Foster Agent
Rachel Byrd ...
Nurse Aide
Doreen Chalmers ...
Charity Worker
Ted Christino ...
John - Foster Dad
Patricia Clay ...
Social Worker
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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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An unwanted boy and a forgotten old lady find running away to join the circus is really coming home.

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Drama | Family | Sport

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20 March 1999 (USA)  »

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After the closing credits, there's a shot of a turtle-crossing sign; the camera pans down, and we see Mr. T crossing the street while the circus truck and Hannah-Belle wait in the background. See more »

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A wonderful, heartwarming family film
13 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw The First of May a few years ago with my family and we all were thoroughly pleased. Julie Harris gives a wonderful performance as the lovable Carlotta and Dan Byrd is fantastic in his first film!

Mickey Rooney may not be the greatest actor in the world (and I hear he smelled like tuna fish on set) but he certainly seemed to deliver in this film.

This film also features the final screen appearance of Joe DiMaggio, a true baseball legend.

The story is fun and touching, the cast is fantastic, and I have a feeling that kid who played the catcher will go on to do great things in the future!

I really hope this film comes to DVD soon! I'll be the first in line to buy it and share it with others!


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