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Director   James F Collier
Writer  James F. Collier, Joni Eareckson Tada (book), Joe Musser (book)

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Joni is a 1980 drama film directed by James F. Collier. It is based on the book of the same name and is the true story of Joni Eareckson Tada (played by herself), a seventeen-year-old girl who becomes paralyzed after a diving accident. Through her physical, emotional and spiritual struggles, Joni learns to trust in God. Billy Graham financed the film through his company World Wide Pictures and appears in a cameo.

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Plot

In 1967, at age 17, Joni Eareckson is involved in a diving accident that leaves her a quadriplegic. As she attempts to come to terms with her new disability, her Christian faith grows.

Cast

  • Joni Eareckson Tada as herself
  • Bert Remsen as John Eareckson
  • Katherine De Hetre as Jay Eareckson
  • Cooper Huckabee as Dick Filbert
  • John Milford as Dr. Sherrill
  • Jay W. MacIntosh as Lindy Eareckson
  • Louise Hoven as Diana
  • Michael Mancini as Don Bertolli
  • Release

    Joni premiered on October 24, 1980, in Los Angeles. It played in New York on March 4, 1983.

    Reception

    Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote the film is made more interesting and poignant by casting Tada as herself. TV Guide rated it 2/4 stars and called Tada "a natural actress".

    References

    Joni (film) Wikipedia
    Joni (film) IMDb Joni (film) themoviedb.org


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