Long Walk Home

Long Walk Home

Director: Richard Pearce Cast: Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz


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Product Details

Release Date: 01/29/2013
UPC: 0031398163343
Original Release: 1989
Rating: PG
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:38:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sissy Spacek Miriam Thompson
Whoopi Goldberg Odessa Cotter
Dwight Schultz Norman Thompson
Ving Rhames Herbert Cotter
Dylan Baker Tunker Thompson
Erika Alexander Selma Cotter
Lexi Randall Mary Catherine Thompson
Richard Habersham Theodore Cotter
Jason Weaver Franklin Cotter
Mary Steenburgen Narrator
Crystal Thompson Actor
Cherene Snow Claudia
Chelcie Ross Martin
Dan Butler Charlie
Philip Sterling Winston
Haynes Brooke Policeman at Oak Park
Stacy Fleming Tall Boy
Jeff Taffet Boy #2
Jay Reed Boy #3
Afemo Omilami Taxi Driver
Norman Matlock Preacher
Shari Rhodes Actor
Crystal Robbins Sara Thompson
Schuyler Fisk Judy (Girl at Oak Park)
Nancy Moore Atchison Anne/Girl At Oak Park
Jim Aycock Roger
Rebecca Wackler Lucille
Jim Haffey Bus Driver
Graham Timbes Clyde Sellers
Bobby Howard Clipboard Man
Daniel Jenkins Auburn Fan #1
Kevin Thigpen Worker #1

Technical Credits
Richard Pearce Director
Edwin C. Atkins Associate Producer,Production Designer
Dave Bell Producer
Stuart Benjamin Executive Producer
Marie Carter Makeup
Mack Chapman Special Effects
John Cork Screenwriter
Shay Cunliffe Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger Deakins Cinematographer
Jo Ann Doster Casting
George Fenton Score Composer
Taylor Hackford Executive Producer
Howard W. Koch Producer
Gretchen Rau Set Decoration/Design
Shari Rhodes Casting
Blake Russell Production Designer
Allan Wyatt Stunts
Bill Yahraus Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Long Walk Home
1. Introduction [4:18]
2. Odessa Cotter [4:02]
3. War of Wills [5:22]
4. Trolley Boycott [5:50]
5. Inspiration [5:07]
6. Merry Christmas [6:34]
7. Hold the Line [5:47]
8. A Gift for Mama [3:55]
9. Stood Long Enough [7:04]
10. We're Marching... [6:13]
11. Council of the Klan [6:09]
12. Knowing What's Best [7:17]
13. Don't Question It! [5:33]
14. Sitting Up Front [6:14]
15. Can't Ignore It [2:56]
16. Walk with the Rest [5:14]
17. Going Through [3:52]
18. End [3:51]

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Long Walk Home 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Long Walk Home, a movie portraying the life of an African-American maid during the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 and 1956, was very impressive. The movie started with Odessa Cotter’s family hearing of Rosa Parks’ arrest on a Montgomery bus because of her refusal to move to the back and a let a white have her seat. All of the blacks in Montgomery had been asked not to use bus transportation on Monday, December 5, 1955, They were determined to take a stand for their rights. Walking to work or school wouldn’t hurt the blacks, and missing one day of school if they couldn’t walk would not damage a black student’s school record tremendously. Led by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., the bus boycott took place. The movie even played some recordings of the valued man’s speeches! The movie showed the massive gatherings outside of black churches to listen to the inspiring words of Dr. King, and to sing hymns of praise and hope to God. The movie also brought to the attention of its viewers the outlook of the white man amidst all the chaos of the Montgomery bus boycott. White men felt that negroes wanted to get farther in the world than they were willing to work for. While Odessa was a hard-working black maid, “she didn’t show her true self or intentions to her employers,” or so they felt. The informative film revealed how hard African-Americans toiled for their complete rights of equality, with nonviolent protests they participated in led by Montgomery Improvement Association president Dr. King. The movie also tactfully portrayed how the Ku Klux Klan treated blacks, as well as the not-so-well-known White Citizen’s Council, whom Odessa’s male employer participated in. It showed how the Council tried to shut down the boycott and a carpool for black workers, only to be opposed. The motion picture delightfully illustrated how perseverant the bus boycott of the 1950s was. The Long Walk Home is a great supplement for learning about the civil rights movement. Without unnecessary violence or language, John Cork’s screenplay gives viewers of this day and age a look at how their ancestors might have observed the behaviors of those around them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is about the ''Montgomery Bus Boycott'', not Birmingham. It was even filmed in Montgomery, AL, my dad was an extra. Please correct your synopsis. Thanks!