The Long Walk Home
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|Synopsis:||In Montgomery Alabama, in the mid 1950s, sometime after Rosa Parks refused to sit in the black-designated back of the bus, Martin Luther King Jr. led a bus boycott. Spacek is the affluent wife of a narrow-minded businessman while Goldberg is their struggling maid. When Spacek discovers that Goldberg is supporting the boycott by walking the nine-mile trek to work, she sympathizes and tries to help, antagonizing her husband. The plot marches inevitably toward a white-on-white showdown on racism while quietly exploring gender equality between the women. Outstanding performances by Spacek and Goldberg, and a great 50s feel.|
|Directed by:||Richard Pearce|
|Producer(s):||Taylor Hackford, Howard W. Koch, Jr., New Visions, Miramax Films.|
|Cast:||Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz, Ving Rhames, Dylan BakerNARRATED BY: Mary Steenburgen|