|Directed by||James F. Collier|
|Produced by||Frank R. Jacobson|
|Screenplay by||James F. Collier|
by Joni Eareckson and Joe Musser
|Starring||Joni Eareckson Tada|
|Edited by||Duane Hartzell|
|Distributed by||World Wide Pictures|
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.
- 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
Joni premiered on October 24, 1980, in Los Angeles. It played in New York on March 4, 1983.
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