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Long Journey Back (1978)

A teenager is injured while out on a school field trip. Eventually one of her legs has to be amputated. She also has some memory loss. While she struggles to get used to her new (artificial... See full summary »

Director:

Mel Damski

Writers:

Audrey Davis Levin (teleplay), Judith Ramsey (article)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Connors ... Vic Casella
Cloris Leachman ... Laura Casella
Stephanie Zimbalist ... Celia Casella
Katy Kurtzman ... Amy Casella
Howard McGillin ... Steve
Luis Avalos ... Dr. Ropaz
Nicolas Coster ... Dr. Roberts
John Lamont John Lamont ... Cal
Michael Alldredge ... Dave Lewis
Eunice Christopher Eunice Christopher ... Dee Lewis
Philip Levien ... Jim Thompson
Richard Doran Richard Doran ... Alan Wilcox
Blair Ashley Blair Ashley ... Lisa
Penelope Willis Penelope Willis ... Peggy
Stephen Keep Mills ... Dr. Ross (as Stephen Keep)
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Storyline

A teenager is injured while out on a school field trip. Eventually one of her legs has to be amputated. She also has some memory loss. While she struggles to get used to her new (artificial) limb, she also tries to remember what she has forgotten. Her recovery places some stress on her parents. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Longa Viagem de Volta See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Paula, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Crazy Credits

(disclaimer in opening credits) The school bus depicted in this film is neither the make nor model involved in the true events and the structure was altered for dramatic effect. See more »

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Stephanie Zimbalist shines in this one!
20 September 1999 | by KatWomanSee all my reviews

This fact-based drama is about a high school teenager's courageous fights after a school bus accident leaves her emotionally and physically handicapped. Stephanie Zimbalist (star of "Remington Steele") gives an outstanding performance as young Celia, the teenager who is the focus of the story. Wonderful performances are also given by Cloris Leachman (as her mother), Mike Connors (as her father) and Katy Kurtzman (as her younger sister).

The overall story is how this family comes to cope with and get through a very tragic situation. It is very believable, touching and, by the end, extremely uplifting. I would recommend this movie to everyone!


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