Eleven-year-old Cory (Dan Byrd) is a foster child nobody wants. Carlotta (Academy Award-nominee Julie Harris) is an elderly woman the world has forgotten. Together, they find friendship and family when they join a traveling circus, and show "what an old has-been and a First of May* can do." Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney costars as excitable circus owner, Boss Ed, with Charles Nelson Reilly as the clown who takes Cory under his wing, and Baseball Hall of Famer and 20th century icon Joe DiMaggio in his memorable last screen appearance as a kindly stranger who offers Cory baseball tips and encouragement. The First of May is that rare family film that will touch viewers of all ages.

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The First of May (2001)

Family/Sports/Drama

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Eleven-year-old Cory (Dan Byrd) is a foster child nobody wants. Carlotta (Academy Award-nominee Julie Harris) is an elderly woman the world has forgotten. Together, they find friendship and family when they join a traveling circus, and show "what an old has-been and a First of May* can do." Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney costars as excitable circus owner, Boss Ed, with Charles Nelson Reilly as the clown who takes Cory under his wing, and Baseball Hall of Famer and 20th century icon Joe DiMaggio in his memorable last screen appearance as a kindly stranger who offers Cory baseball tips and encouragement. The First of May is that rare family film that will touch viewers of all ages.

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Cast
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Julie Harris

Carlotta
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Dan Byrd

Cory
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Mickey Rooney

Boss Ed
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Charles Nelson Reilly

Dinghy
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Tom Nowicki

Dan
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Robin O'Dell

Michelle
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Gerard Christopher

Zack
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Mikki Scanlon

Loralie
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Joe DiMaggio

Himself
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Jim Accomando

Roustabout
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Richard G. Blair

Foster Agent
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Monica Bugajski

Portia
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Rachel Byrd

Nurse Aide
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Doreen Chalmers

Charity Worker
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Ted Christino

John - Foster Dad
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Patricia Clay

Social Worker
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Laurie Coleman

Waitress
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David E. Conley

Sgt. David Conley
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Scotty Cox

Boy at Bus Station
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Keith Eyles

Circus Hand
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Lynda Flores

Circus Performer
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Karen E. Fraction

Doctor (as Karen Fraction)
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Jack Harrell

Haughty Maitre D'
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Rand Hopkins

Restaurant Owner
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Brendan Jackson Rogers

Catcher
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Terry Allen Jones

Landlord
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Adam Justus

Robert
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Kathy Karol

Night Nurse
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Henry Lawrence

Homeless Man
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Alan Lilly

Bus Driver
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Patricia Matthews

First Foster Mom (as Tricia Matthews)
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Allison McKay

Eleanor
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Sara Morsey

Sybil
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Drew Palmer

Roustabout
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Jimmy James Plott

Ringmaster
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Leslie Ramos

Negative Waitress
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Gary Sirmons

Hot Dog Vendor
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Robert Torres

Rob the Clown
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Tommy Mack Turvey

Truant Officer
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Paul Vogt

Tom (or Hank)
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Peter Allen Vogt

Hank / Tom
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Jamie Watkins

Upset Store Owner
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Lewis Watkins

Hospital Receptionist
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Lawrence Weimer

Car Carrier Driver
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Phyllis Fludd White

Teacher
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Atos Zamperla

Horse Trainer
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Ermes Zamperla

Horse Trainer
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Mafalda Zoppe

Equestrian Act
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Olissio Zoppe

Horse Trainer
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Matt Zoppe Zamperla

Sebastian
Crew
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Paul Sirmons

Director
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Gary Rogers

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The First of May

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Spring and Chaos

(DVD)

5/29/2001

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