Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In one of their last professional appearances together, David and Meredith Baxter Birney star in the made-for-TV The Long Journey Home. David plays a Vietnam MIA, declared legally dead; Meredith plays his wife, who after an eight-year waiting period has decided to marry again. Two days before the wedding, David emerges from an underground garage and re-enters Meredith's life. He relates several incredible stories of his experiences, all of which convince Meredith that she's dealing with a dangerous paranoiac. It turns out, however, that one of his "tall tales"-the one concerning an assassin who's been stalking David since his return-is all too terribly true. Essentially a chase-and-pursuit melodrama, The Long Journey Home is a throat-grabber from start to finish. The film originally aired November 29, 1987.
war, against-all-odds, poverty