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Cicely Tyson has leading role in 'The Trip to Bountiful' on Lifetime

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"The Trip to Bountiful" premiered on Lifetime television on March 8, 2014.

According to the LA Times, Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood and Vanessa Williams are superb in the television version of "The Trip to Bountiful." However, the movie centers around Tyson's character of a elderly and frail woman living with her son and daughter-in-law. Her one desire is to go back home to a place called Bountiful that not many people have heard of. Even the bus driver says it was not on his route.

When her son and daughter-in-law refuse to drive the woman to Bountiful, she schemes to get there on her own. We learn a lot about her story through her conversation with a young woman she talks to at the bus station and on the bus.

"The Trip to Bountiful" has a long history.

  • "The Trip to Bountiful" was originally written as a play for television by Norton Foote.
  • The movie aired on NBC-TV on March 1, 1953.
  • "The Trip to Bountiful" made its Broadway debut in 1954.
  • The play was adapted into a motion picture in 1985, starring Geraldine Page who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Carrie Watts in the leading role.
  • The Broadway play was revived in April 2013, starring Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Vanessa Williams. Tyson won a Tony for Best Actress.
  • The movie premiered on Lifetime on March 8, 2014, starring Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood, and Vanessa Williams.

Watch the movie to find out if Carrie Watts ever gets to Bountiful.

"The Trip to Bountiful" airs on Lifetime at the following times:

Saturday, March 8 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March at 12 a.m.
Sunday, March 9 at 9 p.m.
Monday, March 10 at 1 a.m.


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