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Joni (1979)

Based on Joni Eareckson's autobiography. She becomes paralyzed after breaking her neck in a swimming accident at age 17. Trying to cope with her new life, she learns to paint using her mouth and finds strength in her new Christian faith.

Director:

James F. Collier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joni Eareckson Tada Joni Eareckson Tada ... Joni
Bert Remsen ... John Eareckson
Katherine De Hetre Katherine De Hetre ... Jay Eareckson
Cooper Huckabee ... Dick Filbert
John Milford ... Dr. Sherrill
Jay W. MacIntosh ... Lindy Eareckson
Louise Hoven Louise Hoven ... Diana
Michael Mancini Michael Mancini ... Don Bertolli
Cloyce Morrow Cloyce Morrow ... Barbara Marshall
Richard Lineback ... Steve Estes
Sarah Rush ... Kathy Eareckson
Jeff Austin ... Butch
Cheryl Harvey Cheryl Harvey ... Betty
Ernie Hudson ... Earl
Barbara Mallory ... Ann Wilson
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Based on Joni Eareckson's autobiography. She becomes paralyzed after breaking her neck in a swimming accident at age 17. Trying to cope with her new life, she learns to paint using her mouth and finds strength in her new Christian faith.

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Sometimes where the body is held captive the Spirit is set free

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joni, mia gynaika xanazei See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Soundtracks

Journey's End
Music by Tedd Smith
Lyrics by Rob Tregenza
Performed by Joni Eareckson Tada
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A Touching Christian Movie
14 July 1999 | by ABPSee all my reviews

This is a very good Christian Movie. I read the book called "Joni" and that's where this movie came from. I would say, that if you want a lot of drama then this is what you need to see.


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