The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam, Michael becomes ... See full summary »
Walter is desperate to escape the ravages of cancer, as he faces impending death. Paralyzed by fear, he reaches out to his daughter Samantha for some unorthodox help and puts her in a ... See full summary »
Alcoholic Billy reflects on his country-music career that never happened and beats his wife Glory Marie, also a drunk. Grown-up son Hank has moved away, but teenaged Phoebe and sensitive ... See full summary »
The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam, Michael becomes involved in the civil rights movement and after campaigning for Bobby Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy becomes involved in radical politics, and Katie gets pregnant, moves to San Francisco and joins a hippie commune. Meanwhile, the Taylors are an African-American family living in the deep South. When Willie Taylor, a minister and civil rights organizer, is shot to death, his son Emmet moves to the city and eventually joins the Black Panthers, serving as a bodyguard for Fred Hampton. Written by
In the scene where Katie and her baby are walking through the Haight-Ashbury after she's just quit her job at the strip club, the man she walks by prior to having her purse stolen is clearly supposed to be Charles Manson. See more »
Playing over the scene with the graphic "Loyola University, 1964" is The Byrds' version of the Bob Dylan song "The Times They Are A-Changin'" which was not recorded until September, 1965. Dylan's version was released in January, 1964. See more »
You know, Willie, these cameras ain't gonna be here every day.
Rev. Willie Taylor:
No they won't. But we will.
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For a television movie, this movie was good. Others found it poor because it was hyped too much. Problem was, they let the hype get to them..BIG MISTAKE. As I was saying, this is a good movie. The acting was above average, the story did not drag & the plot did not ONLY contain a romantic story, it also had most of the big events re-acted & I thought those were some of the greatest scenes a t.v. movie has made in a long time.
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