The Long Way Home


2h 1998

Brief Synopsis

Tom Gerrin is a plain spoken Kansan who has lived a simple and ordinary life. At the age of 75, he finds he has little to look forward to beyond retiring with his son and overly protective daughter-in-law. A letter from his old flame Veronica, suddenly has him wondering if he hasn't given up too eas

Film Details

Also Known As
Long Way Home, Pensioner, Road Home, The, Running Home
Release Date
1998
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Tom Gerrin is a plain spoken Kansan who has lived a simple and ordinary life. At the age of 75, he finds he has little to look forward to beyond retiring with his son and overly protective daughter-in-law. A letter from his old flame Veronica, suddenly has him wondering if he hasn't given up too easily on life. He decides to pay Veronica a visit and soon finds himself on the road with Leanne Bossert, a free-spirited young woman. Together they set off on a hitchhiking expedition to California, where Tom will visit Veronica and Leanne will return to her ailing father.

Film Details

Also Known As
Long Way Home, Pensioner, Road Home, The, Running Home
Release Date
1998
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Award Wins

Best Documentary Feature

1997

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States March 1, 1998

Completed shooting November 28, 1997.

Began shooting October 27, 1997.

Previous titles: "Running Home," "The Road Home" and "Pensioner."