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Long Way Home (1975)

TV-14 | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 7 September 1975
The Holvak family house the escaped convict named Craw that the son befriends. Reverend Holvak's faith is tested and young Ramey faces a choice between a friendship and his family. Based on... See full summary »

Director:

Alf Kjellin

Writer:

Richard Fielder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Ford ... Rev. Tom Holvak
Julie Harris ... Elizabeth Holvak
Elizabeth Cheshire ... Julie Mae Holvak
Lance Kerwin ... Ramey Holvak
David Carradine ... Craw Dantley
Bill McKinney ... Deputy Shanks
Michael Conrad Michael Conrad ... Ham
Charles Lane
Diane Shalet Diane Shalet ... Wilma Jean
Cynthia Howard Cynthia Howard ... Ida (as Cynthia Hayward)
Fran Ryan ... Marvis Bidwell
William Challee ... Town Character
Florence Lake ... Grandma Boggs
Josh Albee ... Bo (as Joshua Albee)
Stuart Nisbet ... Hunter
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The Holvak family house the escaped convict named Craw that the son befriends. Reverend Holvak's faith is tested and young Ramey faces a choice between a friendship and his family. Based on the first two episodes of The Family Holvak (1975) TV Series.

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-14

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Pleasant family fare.
26 October 2020 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In 1975, a short-lived television series "The Family Holvak" aired. But it only lasted ten episodes and the film "Long Way Home" consists of the first two episodes of this family drama.

The Holvak family lives on a farm in rural Tennessee during the Depression. The father (Glenn Ford) is a preacher who supplements his income by farming. He has a wife (Julie Harris) and two children. The oldest child is Ramey (Lance Kerwin) and he is a nice but gullible boy. I say gullible because when he happens upon a chain gang working nearby, he befriends one of the prisoners and believes all the lies 'Craw' (David Carradine) tells him...and he manipulates the boy into helping him escape.

Later, Craw shows up on the Kolvak farm...claiming to be a homeless guy in need of work. The boy says nothing...and the Reverend agrees to let Craw stay. You know that nothing good will come of this...but at least for a while, Craw seems like a real stand-up guy and a welcome house guest.

All in all, this is a nice family show...along the same vein as shows like "Little House on the Prairie". Well acted and it made me want to watch more.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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