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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 »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
The Los Angeles Clippers' Elgin Baylor has said that this is his favorite movie.See more »
Quotes:
Mr. Skeffington:Now look, boy. This is my bailiwick. This is my cotton patch, and you're my hired hand. You stay on the other side of that river, or by God you're gonna see a side of me you never seen before.
Pat Conroy:Boss... those kids are gonna spend Halloween the way the rest of the kids in America spend it. If you want to raise hell about it, then raise it.
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Movie Connections:
References Bright Eyes (1934)See more »
Soundtrack:
Flight of the BumblebeeSee more »

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21 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Hooray for Hollywoodized!, 25 March 2005
Author: inspectors71 from The Man-Cave

Pat Conroy is one of our most elegant writers, and his first book, a memoir of his adventure teaching a group of heart-breakingly neglected and ignorant black children on an island off the coast of South Carolina should be required upper-class reading for kids who have To Kill a Mockingbird under their belts.

Now, the movie: If you read the book, the movie will seem so Hollywoodized that you'll wonder who "cuted-up" Conrack (the kids' pronunciation for Conroy). Jon Voight is earnest and sweaty, and pulls off Conroy's youthful self-righteousness to a T, but Hume Cronyn is miscast as the evil, bigoted superintendent. The kids are strangely ignored here, although they are complex and fascinating in their own right in the book. Voight's teaching is the best part of this film, but Conroy's explanation to the white citizenry of why he should be retained--after annoying the county school administration for the last time--is destroyed by the ridiculous scene with Voight driving the streets of Buford, using a P.A. system on his hippiemobile to bludgeon bewildered suburbanites.

Hell, watch it anyway.

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