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A Long Way Home (1981)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 6 December 1981
Many years after being abandoned by his parents, Donald sets out in search of his siblings. His biggest challenge is cutting through layers of bureaucratic red tape. He happens upon a ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Markowitz

Writer:

Dennis Nemec
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Hutton ... Donald Branch Booth
Brenda Vaccaro ... Lillian Jacobs
Rosanna Arquette ... Rose Cavanaugh
Paul Regina ... David Branch Czaky
John Lehne John Lehne ... Riggins
George Dzundza ... Floyd Booth
Bonnie Bartlett ... JoAnn Booth
Wil Wheaton ... Donald Branch (8)
Seven McDonald Seven McDonald ... Andy Booth (as Seven Anne McDonald)
Floyd Levine ... Judge Sosna
Brenda Elder Brenda Elder ... Secretary
Brendan Burns Brendan Burns ... Driver
John Touchstone John Touchstone ... Partner
Paul Haber ... Rudy
Brendan Klinger ... David Branch (5)
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Many years after being abandoned by his parents, Donald sets out in search of his siblings. His biggest challenge is cutting through layers of bureaucratic red tape. He happens upon a helpful counselor who offers her assistance in locating his missing brother and sister. Written by Fryingham

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When he was just a little boy, they tore away the only family he'd ever known. And for years he searched, hoped, lived, for the day when they'd be together again. For your family, for all families who share that kind of timeless love.

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Wil Wheaton's TV debut. See more »

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Deserves to be released on DVD
21 March 2006 | by vikesfanbrianSee all my reviews

I think it is about time that this great movie be released on DVD I remember watching this movie like three times when I was a kid. I wish I could still find it. It is very good and Timothy Hutton is superb in this film about kids abandoned by their parents put up for adoption ultimately separated and the oldest sibling played by Hutton searches for his siblings. He finds them in the end very heart felt very emotional movie. When I first saw this movie I was just wow that was awesome I remember telling everyone I knew to see this movie. If anyone knows who owns the rights to this film please let them know there are fans of this movie that want to see it again.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der lange Weg nach Hause See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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