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Man and Boy (1971)

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At the beginning of the 19th century a man and his son settle in Arizona which used to be a frontier state and full of criminals at that time.

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At the beginning of the 19th century a man and his son settle in Arizona which used to be a frontier state and full of criminals at that time.

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Bill Cosby comes to the big screen in a stunning switch from his TV and comedy portrayals to a starkly dramatic role!

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28 January 1976 (Mexico)  »

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This was another film in the long Hollywood tradition of playing the race card. We have here a string of incidents designed to create anger between the races of those viewing this film. This was at its worst of course in Roots which has created a dynamic in America that is still with us.

The focus is always on the most negative incidents that the writer can dream up. This of course has created a mental segregation based on anger or misplaced guilt depending on race. It should of course depend on whether your ancestors are abolitionists; plantation owners or black or white Revolutionary War heroes etc. Hopefully Hollywood will someday realize that a person is an individual not a race.

It is not surprising that this film was used for second grade class as part of the horrible curriculum in today's schools. Strangely most of Cosby's work other than this is quite the opposite and is usually good.


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