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The Road to Galveston (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 24 January 1996
Jordan Roosevelt, at 65, found herself alone, destitute, and depressed. Up against the wall, she took heart from the suggestion of a friend, a blind woman who was a nurse: enter a foster ... See full summary »

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Tony Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cicely Tyson ... Jordan Roosevelt
Piper Laurie ... Wanda Kirkman
Tess Harper ... Julia Archer
James McDaniel ... Marcus Roosevelt Sr.
Starletta DuPois ... Sally, Jordan's Blind Friend
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Laney Roosevelt (as Penny Johnson)
Brandon Hammond ... Marcus Roosevelt Jr.
Stephen Root ... Ed Kirkman
Clarence Williams III ... Christopher, the Caretaker
Dennis Letts ... Roland Tate
Salle Ellis Salle Ellis ... Gayle
Patti Yasutake ... Nurse Dickerson
Tony Frank Tony Frank ... Leroy
Dee Hennigan Dee Hennigan ... Linda Archer
Haskell Craver Haskell Craver ... Bubba (as Haskel Craver)
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Storyline

Jordan Roosevelt, at 65, found herself alone, destitute, and depressed. Up against the wall, she took heart from the suggestion of a friend, a blind woman who was a nurse: enter a foster care program in which one takes care of patients in their own home. The patients she cares for are Alzheimers sufferers, and she shares her home with three other women in advanced stages of the disease, one (Gayle) wheelchair bound. And with these women, Jordan realizes a lifelong dream - to feel the ocean breeze. An accidental find of a coffee can stash of cash, buried by her late husband, makes the trip possible. Based on the true story of Peggy Lee of Camilla, Texas (the Alzheimers, the patients, and the foster care program are actual, the trip to the Galveston beaches is fictional). Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caminho de um Sonho See more »

Filming Locations:

Galveston, Texas, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Galveston Oh Galveston
20 October 2003 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Apologies if the above summary doesn`t tie in with the rest of the review but the title reminded me of the Glenn Campbell song . Truth be told singalonga Glenn was th only pleasure I got while watching this dire TVM . A black woman called Jordan decides to open a care home in order to make some money . Not a very exciting plot but it`s difficult to explain how dire it all is because of many very slow scenes . Did I say it`s dire ? Good because I want to spell it out for you - This TVM is D-I-R-E . The first third of the story features some of the slowest scenes ever witnessed in a TVM . The worst thing is these scenes usually end up going absolutely nowhere anyway so why were they included ? Strangely for a TVM we`re treated to the "N" word , the "B" word and even the "O" word but this doesn`t make THE ROAD TO GALVESTON a more eventful journey . The only positive thing about this TVM is that it points out that it`s a very bad idea to let a drunk supervise senile old ladies but I guess everyone knew that same as everyone knows letting your kids spend the night at Neverland ranch can lead to dire consequences

Number of times the word " dire " appeared in the above review - 5


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