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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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Harry Davis ...
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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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Featured in Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men (2002) 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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Sidney Poitier at his usual best
20 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when it was released in the UK and although similar politically to most of his movies of that time and with the usual script aimed at making Sidney Poitier appear to be the super human that we all know he is.It was still in my opinion one of his more meaningful but less celebrated rolls with little or no publicity when it was released in the UK.Having said that,when you think of the standard of performance Mr Poitier gives in the movie and the talent the casting agent managed to muster(all fine journeymen actors)as a supporting cast one wonders why I feel I am the only person in the UK who saw this movie.The other major plus is the soundtrack(I would love to have a copy)it is so good.


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