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An African-American busdriver befriends a white girl in this sensitive drama set in 1970 during the height of the Vietnam-War protests. Horace Jones, the bus driver, is frustrated that he couldn't keep his son Willie from enlisting in the military. What makes it worse, is that Willie was an excellent student in college, and only went because he felt it was his duty; now he is missing in action. While driving his coach to a war protest in Washington, Horace encounters 17-year-old Kate Polanski, who has led such a ...
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An African-American busdriver befriends a white girl in this sensitive drama set in 1970 during the height of the Vietnam-War protests. Horace Jones, the bus driver, is frustrated that he couldn't keep his son Willie from enlisting in the military. What makes it worse, is that Willie was an excellent student in college, and only went because he felt it was his duty; now he is missing in action. While driving his coach to a war protest in Washington, Horace encounters 17-year-old Kate Polanski, who has led such a sheltered life that she has never met a black person before. She is not going to protest; she has more personal reasons for going, involving her family. During the overnight drive to the capitol, the two begin talking, and Horace becomes a father figure to her.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/2006
  • UPC: 692863101637
  • Original Release: 1995
  • Source: HP RELEASING
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frankie R. Faison Horace Jones
Margaret Welsh Kate Polanski
Mary Alice Mary Jones
Allison Janney Linda Polanski
Seth Gilliam Will Jones
Tom Tammi Stan Polanski
Technical Credits
Maria Heritier Director
Adam Brightman Co-producer
Michelle Gorchow Editor
Pat Irwin Musical Direction/Supervision
Charlotte McKim Producer, Screenwriter
Michael Slovis Cinematographer, Co-producer
Bernie Telsey Casting
Kevin Thompson Production Designer
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