Why We Love It

Set during the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycotts, this film features stellar performances by Sissy Spacek and Whoopi Goldberg as two strong women who form an unbreakable bond despite the violent discrimination of the time. One of the great civil rights movies, this film is a progenitor to modern fare like The Help.


A white, upperclass housewife (Sissy Spacek) creates a stir by showing support for her black maid (Whoopi Goldberg) during the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott of the civil rights movement. (1990)

Contains mature themes and strong language

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz

Director: Richard Pearce


Drama / Movies



Run Time

95:52 min.


United States


Miriam Thompson: Sissy Spacek

Odessa Cotter: Whoopi Goldberg

Norman Thompson: Dwight Schultz

Herbert Cotter: Ving Rhames


Director: Richard Pearce

Written by: John Cork

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