Take a long walk. A modestly effective period piece, THE LONG WALK HOME takes as its setting the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott of 1955-56, in which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully led a prolonged campaign to desegregate the city's public transportation system.
The event's racial conflicts are dramatized through the experiences of two families. The Thompsons, Miriam (Spacek) and Norman (Schultz), are well-to-do whites whose country-club lives consist of golf, real estate, and dinner parties. Their immaculate house is kept, and their young daughter
largely raised, by a black maid, Odessa Cotter (Goldberg). Odessa and her husband Herbert (Rhames) have t...