Jack stands accused of committing probably the worst crime a father can commit against his child: sexual abuse. But if the father himself was abused as a child, does this at least explain, though not excuse, his crime?
HE COMMITTED THE CRIME. BUT HE WAS ALSO THE VICTIM.
It’s one of the worst crimes a father can commit against his child: molestation. But if the father himself was abused as a child, does this at least explain, though not excuse, his crime?
And if, deep beneath their wounds, the father and children still love each other, can that love prove powerful enough to withstand the sins of the past?
These are the complex and controversial questions posed by A LONG WAY HOME, in which an ordinary family man must win back his place at the heart of his family after his teenage daughter accuses him of sexual abuse.
Having inflicted deep psychological damage on his entire family, Jack’s (ROBERT URICH, Spenser for Hire, in one of his last roles) return home is traumatic, as his family must wrestle with issues such as trust, anger and guilt.
For his wife, Carol (MEREDITH BAXTER, Family Ties), Jack’s return is fraught with anxiety and uncertainty, as Carol - like her husband – hides dark secrets from the past.
Although she knows Jack must take the blame for his actions, she also knows that a healing process might be possible that could restore Jack to his family and bring about some sort of closure.
A LONG WAY HOME also stars triple Oscar® nominee DIANE LADD (Rambling Rose, Wild at Heart, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY (One Tree Hill) and SHAWNA WALDRON (The American President). It is written by DAVID J. HILL (A Marriage of Convenience), JAYNE MARTIN (Deceived by Trust) and PAUL ERIC MYERS (A Most Deadly Family). The director is LORRAINE SENNA (Love in Another Town).
Certificate: 15 Length: 90 mins approx
Cast: Robert Urich, Meredith Baxter