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Brothers' Destiny (1995)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 7 May 1996
Two orphans go on a trek cross country to find a home at Boys Town.

Director:

Dean Hamilton

Writer:

Keith O'Leary
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Aiello ... Duke
Rick Aiello ... Yale Preacher
Donald Borza II ... Train Cop
Alex Doduk Alex Doduk ... Martin
Robin Dunne ... Clay Berry
Will Estes ... Michael Murphy
Daniella Evangelista ... Pretty Girl
Peter Flemming Peter Flemming ... Dr. Hale
Tyler Jay Tyler Jay ... Jimmy
Kris Kristofferson ... Davis
Keegan MacIntosh Keegan MacIntosh ... John Murphy
Don MacKay ... Henry (as Don McKay)
John Novak ... Daniel Murphy
Sheila Patterson Sheila Patterson ... Sister Elizabeth
Robert Prosky ... Father Tierney
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Two orphans go on a trek cross country to find a home at Boys Town.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for violent scenes of labor unrest, language and brief sensuality
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

He Ain't Heavy See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Inspired by "Boys Town" (USA/1938), starring Spencer Tracy as Father Flanagan and co-starring Mickey Rooney. See more »

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Amazing cast of character actors ......
9 January 2014 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"The Road Home" is a family movie with an amazing cast of character actors. Two orphaned brothers hit the rails for Nebraska, and Father Flanigan (Mickey Rooney) Boys Town. In pursuit is a detective (Charles Martin Smith). Along the way the boys are aided by a group of hobos, the leader being Danny Aiello. To cross the DesMoines River, Kris Kristofferson, secrets the two on his boat. With the orphan's exploits documented daily in National newspapers, they become folk heroes to the many downtrodden of "The Great Depression". If you like a good clean movie which both kids and adults can enjoy together, with lots of steam locomotives, then seek out this obscure VHS titled "The Road Home". - MERK


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