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1. Death to Smoochy (2002)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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38 Metascore

Kids show host Rainbow Randolph is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the kid's TV business isn't all child's play.

Writer: Adam Resnick | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, Danny DeVito

2. Chocolat (2000)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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64 Metascore

A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

Writers: Joanne Harris, Robert Nelson Jacobs | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss

3. Sleepers (1996)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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49 Metascore

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.

Writers: Lorenzo Carcaterra, Barry Levinson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

4. Waitress (2007)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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75 Metascore

Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.

Writer: Adrienne Shelly | Director: Adrienne Shelly | Stars: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines

5. All Good Things (2010)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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57 Metascore

Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.

Writers: Marcus Hinchey, Marc Smerling | Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe

6. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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The life and trials of a young African American woman.

Writers: Alice Walker, Menno Meyjes | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

7. The Bucket List (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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42 Metascore

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

Writer: Justin Zackham | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd

8. Purple Rain (1984)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.3
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45 Metascore

A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. A complicated tale of ... See full summary »

Writers: William Blinn, Albert Magnoli | Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos

9. The Insider (1999)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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84 Metascore

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.

Writers: Marie Brenner, Eric Roth, Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora

10. Amores Perros (2000)

R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller

8.2
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83 Metascore

A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.

Writer: Guillermo Arriaga | Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Stars: Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Álvaro Guerrero

11. Awake (2007)

R | 84 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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33 Metascore

The story focuses on a man who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. His mother must wrestle with her own demons as a turn of events unfolds around them, while trying to unfold the story hidden behind her son's young wife.

Writer: Joby Harold | Director: Joby Harold | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin

12. The Gift (2000)

R | 111 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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62 Metascore

A woman with extrasensory perception is asked to help find a young woman who has disappeared.

Writers: Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi

13. Tell No One (2006)

Unrated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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82 Metascore

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse... See full summary »

Writers: Guillaume Canet, Harlan Coben, Philippe Lefebvre | Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas

14. The Lawnmower Man (1992)

R | 107 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.

Writers: Stephen King, Brett Leonard, Gimel Everett | Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Jenny Wright, Mark Bringelson

15. W.E. (2011)

R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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37 Metascore

The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

Writers: Madonna, Alek Keshishian | Director: Madonna | Stars: Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac

16. Inland Empire (2006)

R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Karolina Gruszka

17. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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71 Metascore

A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.

Writers: Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, John Romano, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush

18. The Human Stain (2003)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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57 Metascore

When a disgraced former college professor has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking secret about his own life that he has kept secret for 50 years.

Writers: Philip Roth, Nicholas Meyer | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise

19. Stop-Loss (2008)

R | 112 min | Drama, War

6.5
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61 Metascore

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

Writers: Mark Richard, Kimberly Peirce | Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown

20. Crazy in Alabama (1999)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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46 Metascore

An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.

Writer: Mark Childress | Director: Antonio Banderas | Stars: Melanie Griffith, David Morse, Lucas Black, Cathy Moriarty

21. Angel Eyes (2001)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.6
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39 Metascore

A mysterious man is drawn to a feisty female police officer and a unusual relationship ensues, as not everything is as it seems.

Writer: Gerald Di Pego | Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Jeremy Sisto, Terrence Howard

22. The House of the Spirits (1993)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Chile, second half of the 20th century. The poor Esteban marries Clara and they get a daughter, Blanca. Esteban works hard and eventually gets money to buy a hacienda, eventually to become ... See full summary »

Writers: Isabel Allende, Bille August | Director: Bille August | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Maria Conchita Alonso, António Assunção

23. Live Flesh (1997)

R | 103 min | Drama

7.5
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69 Metascore

After leaving jail, Víctor is still in love with Elena, but she's married to the former cop -now basketball player- who became paralysed by a shot from Víctor's gun...

Writers: Pedro Almodóvar, Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Ray Loriga, Ruth Rendell | Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Liberto Rabal, Francesca Neri, Javier Bardem, Ángela Molina

24. Dear Frankie (2004)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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63 Metascore

After having responded to her son's numerous letters in the guise of his father, a woman hires a stranger to pose as his dad when meeting him.

Writer: Andrea Gibb | Director: Shona Auerbach | Stars: Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Gerard Butler, Mary Riggans

25. The Last Seduction (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme.

Writer: Steve Barancik | Director: John Dahl | Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman, Michael Raysses

26. As It Is in Heaven (2004)

132 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland, in the far north of Sweden.It doesn't take long before he is ... See full summary »

Writers: Anders Nyberg, Ola Olsson, Carin Pollak, Kay Pollak, Margaretha Pollak | Director: Kay Pollak | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Helen Sjöholm, Lennart Jähkel

27. Mumford (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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62 Metascore

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Jason Lee, Alfre Woodard

28. Nil by Mouth (1997)

R | 128 min | Drama

7.4
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The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug ... See full summary »

Writer: Gary Oldman | Director: Gary Oldman | Stars: Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke, Charlie Creed-Miles, Laila Morse

29. Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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A family moves into their new home, which proves to be evil, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.

Writers: Tommy Lee Wallace, Hans Holzer | Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda, Jack Magner

30. Mortal Thoughts (1991)

R | 102 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Cynthia comes forward to talk to detective John about the murder of her best friend's husband. The story is told as a series of flashbacks... James was a bullying, verbally and physically ... See full summary »

Writers: William Reilly, Claude Kerven | Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Demi Moore, Glenne Headly, Bruce Willis, John Pankow

31. Henry Fool (1997)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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68 Metascore

Socially inept garbage man Simon is befriended by Henry Fool, a witty roguish, but talent-less novelist. Henry opens a magical world of literature to Simon who turns his hand to writing the... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak, Parker Posey, Maria Porter

32. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best... See full summary »

Writers: Earl Mills, Shonda Rhimes, Scott Abbott | Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Halle Berry, Brent Spiner, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Obba Babatundé

33. Together (2000)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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84 Metascore

Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, she packs her bags, takes the kids and goes to her brother Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. ... See full summary »

Writer: Lukas Moodysson | Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson, Sam Kessel

34. Ship of Fools (1965)

149 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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1933. An ocean liner, belonging to a second rate German company, is making a twenty-six day voyage from Veracruz, Mexico to Bremerhaven, Germany. Along the way, they will stop in Cuba to ... See full summary »

Writers: Katherine Anne Porter, Abby Mann | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin

35. Sordid Lives (2000)

R | 111 min | Comedy

7.0
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47 Metascore

As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of the "Sordid Lives."

Writer: Del Shores | Director: Del Shores | Stars: Delta Burke, Bonnie Bedelia, Olivia Newton-John, Kirk Geiger

36. Branded to Kill (1967)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, putting him into conflict with his treacherous wife, with a mysterious woman eager for death and with the phantom-like hit-man known only as Number One.

Writers: Hachiro Guryu, Takeo Kimura, Chûsei Sone, Atsushi Yamatoya | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Jô Shishido, Kôji Nanbara, Isao Tamagawa, Anne Mari

37. Like Dandelion Dust (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of the struggling, blue-collar Porters, and the privileged Campbell family. ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen J. Rivele, Michael Lachance, Karen Kingsbury | Director: Jon Gunn | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Barry Pepper, Cole Hauser, Kate Levering

38. The Men's Club (1986)

R | 101 min | Drama

4.4
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A group of men get together to form a "discussion group". They share their feelings about women, life, love, and work. The party gets rowdier and rowdier, and then the wife returns home. ... See full summary »

Writer: Leonard Michaels | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: David Dukes, Richard Jordan, Harvey Keitel, Frank Langella

39. Ride the High Country (1962)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.

Writer: N.B. Stone Jr. | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr

40. Swimming Upstream (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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58 Metascore

The inspirational life story of Australian swimmer Tony Fingleton.

Writers: Anthony Fingleton, Diane Fingleton | Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer, Tim Draxl

41. Joe the King (1999)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

A disadvantaged, abused, neglected, exploited but basically decent kid slips into criminality while trying to cope with his harsh, inescapable reality.

Writer: Frank Whaley | Director: Frank Whaley | Stars: Noah Fleiss, Karen Young, Camryn Manheim, Austin Pendleton

42. Skins (2002)

R | 84 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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57 Metascore

An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

Writers: Adrian C. Louis, Jennifer D. Lyne | Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Eric Schweig, Graham Greene, Gary Farmer, Noah Watts

43. Lackawanna Blues (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.

Writer: Ruben Santiago-Hudson | Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: S. Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Mos Def, Carmen Ejogo

44. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge ... See full summary »

Writers: Evan S. Connell, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

45. Independence Day (1983)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner, yet she can't help but feel unfulfilled by a life of pouring ... See full summary »

Writer: Alice Hoffman | Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, David Keith, Frances Sternhagen, Cliff De Young

46. Retroactive (1997)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.

Writers: Michael Hamilton-Wright, Robert Strauss, Phillip Badger | Director: Louis Morneau | Stars: James Belushi, Kylie Travis, Shannon Whirry, Frank Whaley

47. Hate Crime (2005)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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41 Metascore

Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy suddenly encounter intolerance and hostility at the hands of their new neighbor, Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher. One evening, Trey sets out ... See full summary »

Writer: Tommy Stovall | Director: Tommy Stovall | Stars: Seth Peterson, Bruce Davison, Chad Donella, Cindy Pickett

48. Ladybird Ladybird (1994)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.6
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This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to ... See full summary »

Writer: Rona Munro | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Sandie Lavelle, Mauricio Venegas

49. The Official Story (1985)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Writers: Aída Bortnik, Luis Puenzo | Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana

50. Nothing But a Man (1964)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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87 Metascore

A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.

Writers: Michael Roemer, Robert M. Young | Director: Michael Roemer | Stars: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris, Gloria Foster