The Long Way Home (1998)

TV Movie   |  TV-PG   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Family

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After the death of his wife, depressed Tom Gerrin meets Leane Bossert, a 21-year-old free spirit, and the unlikely pair hitchhike across the country. In learning to respect each other's ... See full summary »



  • Jack Lemmon in The Long Way Home (1998)
  • Jack Lemmon and Kristin Griffith in The Long Way Home (1998)
  • The Long Way Home (1998)
  • Jack Lemmon and Sarah Paulson in The Long Way Home (1998)
  • Jack Lemmon in The Long Way Home (1998)
  • Sarah Paulson in The Long Way Home (1998)

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17 June 2008 | dsp21953
| Bridging Generational Gaps
This movie is pure bliss to watch, Jack Lemmon makes it so. Such a shame we shall never see more of his films. I'm used to seeing Mr. Lemmon play old cranks, politicians, businessmen, etc but in this role he stands out as Tom Gerrin, a 75 year old retired carpenter. Mr. Lemmon not only looks like the retired carpenter you almost forget he is an actor.

The best part of this movie is it demonstrates how friendship knows no age limits. In fact friendship between two people from completely different generations can easily bridge the gap. I would know as one of my closest friends is an 82 year old former professor of mine. When I watch this movie I think of our times we meet and swap stories from out past.

What also contributes to the friendship and the bridging of the generational gaps is also the message of "the golden years should not mean a death sentence." This movie is about living one day at a time and enjoying life no matter what age you are.

In closing Jack Lemmon made this movie. Cheers to him and God rest his soul. Pick up this movie on DVD on It will make you glad for the friendships you will make with all sorts of people and give you and outlook for enjoying life.

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