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Brother John (1971)

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An angel comes to Earth to see if the human race is worth saving.

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John Kane
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Doc Thomas
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Lloyd Thomas
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Louisa MacGill
Ramon Bieri ...
Orly Ball
Warren J. Kemmerling ...
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Charley Gray
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Henry Birkardt
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Marsha
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A mysterious man John Kane (Sidney Poitier) who, when he returns to his hometown in Alabama for his sister's funeral, is thought to be an outside labor agitator - until it's revealed that he's really a heavenly messenger. The plot revolves around a strike at the town's big factory. Written by alfiehitchie

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »
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15 August 1971 (Sweden)  »

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Brother John  »

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John Kane: What do you want from me Doctor Thomas? I can't tell you anything.
Doc Thomas: I know. You might just be a paranoid schizophrenic, and I might be a senile psychotic sharing your delusion.
John Kane: That's possible.
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Referenced in McCloud: Top of the World, Ma! (1971) See more »

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Children of the Summer
Music by Quincy Jones and lyrics by Ernie Sheldon
Performed by Clydie King
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An intriguing, hard to find film
23 June 2001 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I only saw the movie once, back when it came out, but it left an impression on me. John is an enigma, one we discover more puzzling things about but never anything that is a solid answer. Like Will Geer's character, we can guess things about John and the reasons for his return, but we will never know the answers.... At least not until John chooses to act.

By the way, the film makes an interesting mirror to IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. Consider that film as if it were an X-Files episode....


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