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The First of May (1999)

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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Cast

Credited cast:
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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
Bob Bass ...
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Richard G. Blair ...
Foster Agent
Rachel V. Byrd ...
Nurse Aide (as Rachel Byrd)
Doreen Chalmers ...
Charity Worker
Ted Christino ...
John - Foster Dad
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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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G | See all certifications »
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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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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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Enjoyed this wonderful film.
2 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

The Fist of May is a great family film. This is a nice story of a foster child meeting an older woman in a nursing home, bonding with her and running away to join the circus with her. The film is well acted. Julie Harris is wonderful. The kid who played "Corey" is a fabulous actor. Even Joe DiMaggio was great.

This film looked great, sounded great, was well acted and well directed.


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