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The First of May (1999)

Eleven-year-old Cory (Dan Byrd) is a foster child nobody wants. Carlotta (Academy Award-nominee Julie Harris) is an elderly woman the world has forgotten.

Director:

Paul Sirmons

Writers:

Gary Rogers (written for the screen by), Gail Radley (based on the novel: "The Golden Days" by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Julie Harris ... Carlotta
Dan Byrd ... Cory
Mickey Rooney ... Boss Ed
Charles Nelson Reilly ... Dinghy
Tom Nowicki ... Dan
Robin O'Dell Robin O'Dell ... Michelle
Gerard Christopher ... Zack
Mikki Scanlon Mikki Scanlon ... Loralie
Joe DiMaggio ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Accomando ... Roustabout
Bob Bass Bob Bass ... Additional Voices (voice)
Richard G. Blair Richard G. Blair ... Foster Agent
Rachel V. Byrd Rachel V. Byrd ... Nurse Aide (as Rachel Byrd)
Doreen Chalmers Doreen Chalmers ... Charity Worker
Ted Christino Ted Christino ... John - Foster Dad
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Eleven-year-old Cory (Dan Byrd) is a foster child nobody wants. Carlotta (Academy Award-nominee Julie Harris) is an elderly woman the world has forgotten.

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An unwanted boy and a forgotten old lady find running away to join the circus is really coming home.

Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cory kai Carlotta See more »

Filming Locations:

DeLand, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

SHO Entertainment Inc. See more »
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Color:

Color
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits, there's a shot of a turtle-crossing sign; the camera pans down, and we see Mr. T crossing the street while the circus truck and Hannah-Belle wait in the background. See more »

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Enjoyed this wonderful film.
2 December 1999 | by ronski-3See all my reviews

The Fist of May is a great family film. This is a nice story of a foster child meeting an older woman in a nursing home, bonding with her and running away to join the circus with her. The film is well acted. Julie Harris is wonderful. The kid who played "Corey" is a fabulous actor. Even Joe DiMaggio was great.

This film looked great, sounded great, was well acted and well directed.


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