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That's the Way of the World (1975)

PG | | Drama, Music | June 1975 (USA)
Record executives want a highly-regarded record producer to focus on a white pop act whom they feel has the sound America wants. To keep his creative integrity, Buckmaster carefully begins to fight the system that has made him the respected producer he has become.

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Coleman Buckmaster
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Carlton James
Cynthia Bostick ...
Velour Page
Bert Parks ...
Franklyn Page
Jimmy Boyd ...
Gary Page
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Mike Lemongello
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The Group (as Earth Wind and Fire)
Ron Gorton ...
Warren Barfield
Valerie Shepherd ...
Ellen
Herb Downer ...
Player (as Herb Towner)
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Amanda (as Francesca Di Sapio)
Charles McGregor ...
Mantan (as Charles MacGregor)
Fred Versacci ...
Ferrara
Murray Moston ...
Buck's Father
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Record executives want a highly-regarded record producer to focus on a white pop act whom they feel has the sound America wants. To keep his creative integrity, Buckmaster carefully begins to fight the system that has made him the respected producer he has become.

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Simple truths for the ways of the world. See more »

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Shining Star  »

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Coleman Buckmaster: Music is my life. It's important to me. It's important to people; I mean, if it's good, it can give people some hope and some relief from all the shit in this world. And it can make them feel good, even if it is only for a couple of minutes. And that's what I wanna do. And I'm gonna do it.
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Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 6 (1999) See more »

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Shining Star
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Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
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Good Movie
25 February 2006 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I was told about this motion picture from my good friend Rick, and he has always told me to look up this movie from the Web Site and view it, after all of the comments that I have read, I am surely excited about getting this motion picture and seeing it, it is about the group Earth, Wind and Fire, they was one of my favorite singers during the 1970's, right after I came back from Viet-Nam, the motion picture depicts about them coming into the spot light, there many songs and encounters with other groups has made this movie something special to see I was told by Rick, I am looking forward to seeing this motion picture, and I hope many of you are also wondering about this movie.


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