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Long Road Home (1991)

Ertie Robertson, a man with incredible strength and aggressive thoughts, does everything he can to keep his family alive. The Great Depression has made them homeless, drifting around ... See full summary »

Director:

John Korty

Writers:

Ronald B. Taylor (novel), Jane-Howard Hammerstein (teleplay)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Harmon ... Ertie Robertson
Lee Purcell ... Bessie Robertson
Morgan Weisser ... Jake Robertson
Leon Russom ... Titus Wardlow
Timothy Owen Waldrip Timothy Owen Waldrip ... James Earl (as Timothy Owen)
Vinessa Shaw ... Clara Tarpin
Bianca Rose Bianca Rose ... Susie Robertson
Kathryn Morris ... Billy Jo Robertson (as Kathy Morris)
Sarah Lundy Sarah Lundy ... Mary Ellen Robertson
Ronnie Dee Blaire Ronnie Dee Blaire ... Elijah Parsons
Sydney Walker Sydney Walker ... Kleindecker
Edward Ivory Edward Ivory ... Barkham
Morgan Upton ... Bull
Jim Zubiena ... Cletus Sharp
Donald A. Mercier Donald A. Mercier ... Windy
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Ertie Robertson, a man with incredible strength and aggressive thoughts, does everything he can to keep his family alive. The Great Depression has made them homeless, drifting around working from farm to farm with only one goal: get enough money for supper. A while back Ertie was s rodeo star, a hero for family and neighbors. After falling from a horse he got injured for life and his burning wish of everybody being proud of him shattered. His wife Bessie is a woman with strong will and courage. Her dream of one day living in a house, a home, is what keeps the family together. Jake, their son, has felt hunger and poverty all his life. His memories of a happy family are vague, but the dreams are strong. This is the story of a family with dreams, courage and a will of steel. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes you have to kill for the American dream.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Longa Estrada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The parade/protest scene in this movie was filmed in historic San Juan Bautista, CA., where the bell tower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo was shot. Community theatre actors from nearby Gilroy and Morgan Hill were hired as extras. See more »

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Excellent film
5 March 2002 | by cmatt-1See all my reviews

This was an excellent film, depicting the trials of a family of share croppers in early American development. I especially enjoyed the performances of Mark Harmon and new-comer Ronnie Dee Blair who played the roll of Elijah Parsons. I am Hoping to see more of Mr. Blair in future films.


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