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Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  21 May 1975 (USA)
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Benjamin Blackwell
Rosalind Cash ...
Sarah Robinson
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Officer Larry Atkins
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Leona Hamilton
Jamaal Wilkes ...
Nathaniel 'Cornbread' Hamilton (as Keith Wilkes)
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Sgt. Danaher
Charles Lampkin ...
Fred Jenkins
Vince Martorano ...
Officer John Golich
Logan Ramsey ...
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Thalmus Rasulala ...
Charlie
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One-Eye
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Wilford Robinson (as Laurence Fishburne III)
Stack Pierce ...
Sam Hamilton
Tierre Turner ...
Earl Carter
Bill Henderson ...
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Nathaniel "Cornbread" Hamilton was the black urban dream and a hero to youngsters Wilford Robinson and Earl Carter. Shortly before he would have become the first man from his community to go to college, he demonstrates his scholarship-winning running ability to his friends and admirers in the neighborhood. At the same time, the police are on a manhunt for an armed rapist. They mistake Cornbread for the rapist and shoot him dead in the street. In the aftermath of the community's shattered dream, and in the face of an intimidating police cover-up, Wilford is determined not to betray the memory of his hero. Written by SamBlob

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Laurence Fishburne's film debut. He is credited as Laurence Fishburne III. See more »

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Wilford Robinson: ...they killed Cornbread and he wasn't doin nothin
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Wilford Robinson: all he was doin wuz jus goin' home...
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Promising film hampered it's by music

This is a rather well done film with great performances. Where it drops the ball is on the overdramatic music that sledgehammers the emotional tone of the more dramatic scenes.

It resists the temptation of villianizing all of the antagonists, especially the judge (which no doubt would've been portrayed as racist and corrupt in a similar film made today).

Bernie Casey (who I'll always think of as U.N Jefferson in Revenge Of The Nerds) is terrific and it's too bad I don't see him in too many films today.

Great 70's feel and the first appearance of Larry Fishburn makes this a film to check out.


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