The Long Walk Home

Whoopi Goldberg is Odessa Cotter, a quietly dignified woman who works as a housekeeper for Miriam Thompson (Sissy Spacek). When Odessa honours the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott by walking the nine miles to and from work, Miriam offers her a ride. Defying both Miriam's racist husband and the powerful town council, Miriam and Odessa put their lives in danger for civil rights. Their shared experiences draw them closer as a deep respect and lasting friendship forms. Together, in a difficult world of black versus white, they manage to discover a common ground.

Year: 1990
Genre: Drama, Film Festivals 1993, Black Civil Rights, Racial Intolerance, Feminist Tendencies
Country: USA
Director: Richard Pearce
Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Sissy Spacek, Dwight Schultz
Duration: 97 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains violence.
Location in store: Drama



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