The Walk

The Walk

Boston Irish cop Bill Coughlin contends with fierce social pressure in his neighborhood and rampant bigotry within the police force after being assigned to protect black high school students bused into all-white South Boston High during the court-ordered forced integration of the Boston School System in 1974. The political and social fallout resulted in brutal violence and city-wide protests. The film also is the story of Wendy Robinson, an 18-year-old black student, and her father Lamont, who both display immense bravery and moral fortitude. And the story of Kate, Bill's 17-year-old daughter, whose racism evaporates when she witnesses Wendy and Lamont's brave acts, as all three stories collide during that fateful first day of school.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Daniel Adams

Cast:

  • Malcolm McDowell
  • Justin Chatwin
  • Jeremy Piven
  • Katie Douglas
  • Terrence Howard

Writers:

  • Daniel Adams
  • George Powell

Producers:

  • Alex Nazarenko
  • Hank Blumenthal
  • Michael Breen
  • Michael Mailer
  • Mitch Budin
  • Paul W. Hazen
  • Peter Jarowey
  • Pinar Toprak
  • Richard Goldberg

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