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Release Date:
28 August 1974 (Sweden) See more »
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One beautiful man. His story is true.
Plot:
White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In March, 1969 under the Beaufort School District... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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(3 articles)
Irving Ravetch obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 4 October 2010, 10:35 AM, PDT)

Screenwriter Irving Ravetch dies at 89
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 20 September 2010, 5:00 AM, PDT)

Actor Paul Winfield Dies at 62
 (From WENN. 9 March 2004)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jon Voight ... Pat Conroy

Paul Winfield ... Mad Billy

Madge Sinclair ... Mrs. Scott (school principal)

Tina Andrews ... Mary

Antonio Fargas ... Quickfellow
Ruth Attaway ... Edna
James O'Rear ... Postman
Gracia Lee ... Mrs. Sellers
C.P. MacDonald ... Mr. Ryder
Jane Moreland ... Mrs. Webster
Thomas Horton ... Judge
Nancy Butler ... Mrs. Ryder
Robert W. Page ... Mr. Spaulding

Hume Cronyn ... Mr. Skeffington (school superintendent)
Mac Arthur Nelson ... Mac
William Hunter III ... William
Kathy Turner ... Kathy
LaCrisia Hardee ... LaCrisia
Frieda Williams ... Frieda
Johnny Bell ... Johnny
Margaret Perry ... Margaret
Cathy Wilson ... Cathy
Rosemary Miller ... Rosemary
Ronnie Leggett ... Ronnie
Veola Clemens ... Veola
Ronny Harris ... Ronny
Rickey Walker ... Rickey
Rebecca Cobbs ... Rebecca
Anthony Demery ... Anthony
Dennis Williams ... Dennis
Kevin Perry ... Kevin
Ellis Lamar Cash ... Top Cat
Deborah Jones ... Deborah
Carlos Chambliss ... Carlos
John Kennedy ... John

Directed by
Martin Ritt 
 
Writing credits
Pat Conroy (novel "The Water Is Wide")

Irving Ravetch  and
Harriet Frank Jr. 

Produced by
Harriet Frank Jr. .... producer
Richard Kobritz .... associate producer
Martin Ritt .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Williams 
 
Cinematography by
John A. Alonzo 
 
Film Editing by
Frank Bracht 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Walter Scott Herndon 
 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. 
 
Production Management
Richard Kobritz .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Brand .... second assistant director
Irby Smith .... assistant director
 
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist
 
Sound Department
David M. Ronne .... sound recording mixer
Theodore Soderberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Roger Sword .... sound editor
Don S. Walden .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Hart .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Margo Baxley .... wardrober
 
Music Department
Tommy Tedesco .... musician
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Dennis Budimir .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
John Williams .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Marvin Weldon .... script supervisor
Scott MacDonough .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 

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106 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
In a 2007 interview on the Dennis Miller Radio Show, Jon Voight recalled a reunion that was held 20 years after the release of the movie, with all of the available actors. Of the 21 actors who portrayed students, at the time of the reunion, 3 were teachers.See more »
Quotes:
Pat Conroy:On the outside of every men's room in the world is the word "Gentlemen." I'll tell you what that means. A gentleman treats his fellow man with respect for his person and for his dignity. He doesn't slander his religion, his color or his pecker. And if he does any of these things around me, I'm going to lay this fist 'longside his jaw.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Bright Eyes (1934)See more »
Soundtrack:
Flight of the BumblebeeSee more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Never knew I needed this film, 30 October 2005
Author: David Land (sawznhamrs@sbcglobal.net) from United States

This film had me spellbound this evening. Thanks to Fox Movie Classics for showing it uninterrupted. John Voight, this cast of little known black actresses and most of all, the children, made this a worthy way to spend a Sunday evening. How wonderful to see the early work of this seasoned actor, as well as Paul Winfield's excellent portrayal of Mad Billy. I can't see why anyone would say that Hume Cronyn is miscast in the role as superintendent. Who would they have chosen? The shrill character actor, Charles Lane? Although his career is laudable, an actor such as Lane would have cheapened the role. Cronyn was an excellent choice for the part. I will count this film as a true treasure to hold in memory.

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