The Road Home


1h 30m 1996

Brief Synopsis

When Michael and his younger brother John lose their parents in a gas explosion, they are placed in a New York orphanage. A rich widow, who makes generous donations to the church, wants to adopt only one orphan. John is taken away during the night to live in her mansion, but Michael--along with an o

Film Details

Also Known As
Road Home
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adventure
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Conrad Dowling
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

When Michael and his younger brother John lose their parents in a gas explosion, they are placed in a New York orphanage. A rich widow, who makes generous donations to the church, wants to adopt only one orphan. John is taken away during the night to live in her mansion, but Michael--along with an older orphan--first engineers his own escape and then that of his brother. The three head for Omaha on the first train they catch. Unfortunately, the train is instead heading for Boston and the police manage to capture Clay. The brothers find themselves adopted by a bunch of hobos on the train who, lead by Duke, map out a route to Omaha for the boys. Meanwhile, Mrs. Bastian the widow hires a private detective to capture and return John. As the boys' travels get tougher and the detective closes in, Duke and the hobos once again come to their rescue and help the brothers continue to Boys Town, where Father Flanagan is praying for their safety.

Crew

Alistair Abell

Assistant

Marc Akerstream

Stunt Coordinator

Randy Aves

Boom Operator

Randy Aves

Other

Norm Bacal

Production

Peter Bachmann

Other

Gerry Baker

Security

Michael Conway Baker

Music Composer

Scott Baker

Assistant Director

Ermanno Barone

Associate Producer

Jack Bastow

Other

Julie Bateman

Script Supervisor

Robert Beattie

Special Thanks To

David Bercovici-artieda

Assistant Camera

Kathryn Boese

On-Set Dresser

Don Borza

Associate Producer

Dave Bouskill

Other

Victoria C Boyer

Production Coordinator

Jeffrey Brauer

Other

Cliff Brown

Driver

Kathleen M Brown

Production

Jimmy Broyden

Stunt Player

Matthew Bunten

Driver

Bert Bush

Negative Cutting

Jim Caroll

Driver

Cynthia Chapman

Production Manager

Randolph Cheveldave

Line Producer

Stephen Cholakis

Production Assistant

Andrew Christie

Other

Lisa Circhirillo

Other

Chris Clayton

Transportation Coordinator

John Coghlan

Driver

Brenda Collins

Special Thanks To

John Curran

Security

Diana Davison

Makeup Assistant

Gary Delfiner

Other

Yann Delpuech

Sound Effects Editor

Donna Deneumoustier

Casting Associate

Ken Dhaliwal

Other

Trish Dolman

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jason Douglas

Security

Conrad Dowling

Production Insurance

John Dryden

Driver

Lori Durham

Other

David English

Production Accountant

Rick Erickson

Driver

Frank Faugno

Editor

Nelson Ferreira

Dialogue Editor

John Fitzpatrick

Driver

Neil Fleming

Assistant Set Decorator

Stan Ford

Other

Ann Forry

Casting

Todd Fraisier

Caterer

Robert Fresco

Director Of Photography

Ken Frost

Construction Coordinator

Roland Furman

Carpenter

Christina Gancevich

Assistant

Nathan Garfinkel

Assistant Camera Operator

Michael Garner

Boom Operator

Jim Garrison

Assistant Camera Operator

Malcolm Gibson

Props

Wendy Gorson-mcallister

Storyboard Artist

Murray Gough

Other

Ligia Grandys

Wardrobe

Russell Gray

Casting

James Griffith

Carpenter

Grant Hamakawa

Grip

Dean Hamilton

Producer

Steve Hammond

Foley Artist

Craig Hennigan

Foley

Randi Hiller

Casting Associate

Jacques Hubert

Assistant Director

Wendy Hyman

Accounting Assistant

William J. Immerman

Production

William J. Immerman

Special Thanks To

Michele Innes

Office Assistant

Alana Irvine

Hair Stylist

Mike Irvine

Other

Irv Ivers

Other

Kelly Johnston

Craft Service

Gretchen Jordan-bastow

Production Coordinator

George Josef

Stunt Player

David Kelly

Assistant Camera Operator

Jason Kulcheski

Stunt Player

Andrew Lavigne

Assistant Camera Operator

Bill Lewis

Transportation Captain

Dan Lyon

Other

Shauna Magrath

Makeup Artist

Joanne Marks

Driver

Elizabeth Mcguiness

Production

Elizabeth Mcguinness

Special Thanks To

Shawn Mckay

Production Accountant

Tom Mcsweeney

Casting

Hugh Meikle

Generator Operator

Judith Merians

Other

Andrew Metcalf

Carpenter

Anthony Metchie

Gaffer

Natalie Michalchyshyn

On-Set Dresser

Howard Minchau

Driver

Deborah Morris

Other

Paul Murakami

Grip

Mark Neville

Production Assistant

Cali Newcomen

Wardrobe

Tim O'connell

Rerecording

Robert O'hara

Best Boy Grip

Keith O'leary

Screenplay

Conor O'sullivan

Other

Ricardo Olivero

Color Timer

Shinpei Otsuki

Camera Trainee

Dave Paddon

On-Set Dresser

Angie Pajek

Adr Editor

Margaret Perry

Costume Designer

Troy J Peters

Best Boy

Jonathan Pitt

Assistant

Michael Playfair

Boom Operator

Anthony Preston

Assistant Property Master

Scott Purdy

Rerecording

Catherine Quinn

Art Director

Jeff Rayman

Special Thanks To

Ray Reedyk

Special Effects Coordinator

Debbie Repicky

Assistant Sound Editor

Jeff Rice

Other

David M Richardson

Editor

Simon Richardson

Location Manager

Lance Robins

Other

Linda Rosenthal

Other

James Ross

Assistant Location Manager

Jim Russell

Other

Dean Ryane

Hair Assistant

Bernard Salzmann

Director Of Photography

Carole Segal

Photography

James Shavick

Executive Producer

Kevin Shortt

Grip

Robert Sigman

Other

David Sinclair

Set Decorator

Gary Blair Smith

Assistant Director

Nancy Sorge

Assistant Director

Guy St Laurent

Carpenter

Robert Stafeckis

Sound Mixer

Joe Swampy

Other

Kim Swartz

Other

Ian Taylor

Key Grip

Meg Taylor

Assistant Sound Editor

Randy Torno

Other

Jim Townsend

Associate Producer

Glen Tremblay

Driver

Richard Tremblay

Carpenter

Randolf L. Turrow

Executive Producer

Sandyan Turrow

Other

Gail Vance

Costumes

Owen Walstrom

Stunt Player

Mike White

Security

Peter Wilke

Other

Andrew Wilson

Production Designer

Robert Wonch

Other

Gordon Woodside

Post-Production Supervisor

Bruce Worall

Director Of Photography

Film Details

Also Known As
Road Home
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adventure
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Conrad Dowling
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Articles

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)


American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57.

He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts.

But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children.

by Michael T. Toole
Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57. He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts. But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States on Video May 7, 1996

Inspired by "Boys Town" (USA/1938), starring Spencer Tracy as Father Flanagan and co-starring Mickey Rooney.

Began shooting December 19, 1994.

Completed shooting January 13, 1995.

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States on Video May 7, 1996