Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Long Road Home evokes memories of The Grapes of Wrath, though it doesn't quite reach the same heights as the earlier film. Mark Harmon heads up a family of migrant workers, toiling in California's San Joaquin Valley in 1937. Harmon's brood is obliged to face down not only the Depression but also exploitive farm owners. When one too many human rights is trampled upon, a union movement takes shape amongst the migrants. Though distinctly American in subject and tone, The Long Road Home was produced by Britain's Norman Rosemont. Unfortunately, this made-for-TV film premiered during an unusually cluttered February "sweeps week" in 1991; there was so much competition that Long Road Home was not even warranted the standard full-page TV Guide ad.
survivor, against-all-odds, faith, family, father, home, poverty, son, struggle, union [labor union]