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Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (1988)

This movie is the inspiring true-life drama of seventeen-year-old Niki Janus. After fleeing persecution in Greece, Niki and her family immigrate to West Virginia and begin living the ... See full summary »

Director:

George Miller

Writers:

Christopher G. Janus (book), Kathy McCormick (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Big John Creed
Chris Sarandon ... George Janus
Chantal Contouri ... Olymbia Janus
Chynna Phillips ... Alma
Mitchell Anderson ... Henderson Kerr
Conchata Ferrell
Ed Lauter
Walker Edmiston
Ned Vaughn
Roxana Zal ... Niki Janus
Kai Wulff ... Peter Getner
E'Lon Cox E'Lon Cox ... Jimmy Washington (as E'Lon)
Phil Diskin Phil Diskin ... Mr. Stamos
Andy Stahl ... Earl Whatley (as Andrew Stahl)
Richard Speight Jr. ... Young Klansman
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This movie is the inspiring true-life drama of seventeen-year-old Niki Janus. After fleeing persecution in Greece, Niki and her family immigrate to West Virginia and begin living the American Dream. Among their friends is Big John Creed, a wise and helpful handyman. But Niki's friendship with him and her belief in freedom unwittingly bring the wrath of the Ku Klux Klan to her doorstep. Full of courage and passion, Niki challenges the powerful Klan and, at the same time, must overcome her own fears to help the townspeople survive a horrible flu epidemic.

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Disney Tackles Racism
23 January 2007 | by millerbnSee all my reviews

I am disappointed by some of the reactions to this movie. No, It is not high drama, and the acting is amateur in certain roles, but this is still a good film. I grew up in the small Tennessee town where filming took place, and I believe that this film captures the sentiment and culture of the Appalachian South during the era depicted in the film. Furthermore, it is interesting that Disney released this film. It is not the typical movie made by Disney. To some this movie may seem watered down and predictable, but it is what it is. It is a small budget film that focused on plot and character development, rather than action and special effects. Of course, today such a film will not be popular with younger generations, but if you like a good story that leaves you feeling more uplifted then the film should be enjoyable. If you are looking for sex, violence, drug use, and no plot, try some more current.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antio eleftheria See more »

Filming Locations:

Jonesborough, Tennessee, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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