The Road to Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story

The Road to Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story

Director: Kenneth Fink Cast: James Earl Jones, Mary Alice, Tommy Hollis

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Overview

The Vernon Johns Story is the inspirational saga of the man who preceded Martin Luther King Jr. as pastor of a Montgomery, Alabama Baptist Church. Described as "one of God's most brilliant preachers," Johns campaigned tirelessly for Civil Rights long before the cudgel was taken up by the "mainstream." Before leaving his post, Johns passed the torch to young Reverend King, who is but a minor character in this positive, uplifting TV-movie. James Earl Jones curbs his tendency to ham it up as Vernon Johns, delivering an understated and most effective performance. The Vernon Johns Story was syndicated to local stations during the week of January 15-21, 1994.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/12/2006
UPC: 0844628091756
Original Release: 1994
Rating: PG
Source: Tango Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:30:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Earl Jones Vernon Johns
Mary Alice Altona
Tommy Hollis Coach Hill
Cissy Houston Rose
Clifton James Judge Blake
Nicole Leach Baby Dee
Joe Seneca Deacon Wilkes
Moses Gibson Deacon Henderson
Billie Allen Ida Rawlins
Garland Bunting Counterman
Sam Wells Serviceman
Frank Taylor Bus Driver
Joe Inscoe Policeman
Eric Ware Martin Luther King Jr.

Technical Credits
Kenneth Fink Director
Kevin Arkadie Original Story,Screenwriter
Ned Bastille Editor
Mitchell Galin Producer
David Kappes Producer
Brian Keane Score Composer
Leslie Lee Original Story
Richard P. Rubenstein Executive Producer
Gary Steele Cinematographer

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