Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (television) In 1917 West Virginia, a Greek girl battles the forces of racism, and her family is able to overcome prejudice and change the town in the process. A Disney Channel Premiere Film. Directed by George Miller. Aired on December 3, 1988. Stars Roxana Zal (Niki Janus), Chris Sarandon (George Janus), Chantal Contouri (mother), Louis Gossett, Jr. (Big John). 89 min. Released on video in 1993.