Almos' a Man (1976)

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Although Dave (LeVar Burton) and his family are poor sharecroppers in the Deep South in the 1930's, this 15 year-olds problem is shared by teenagers today: he stands with one foot in ... See full summary »

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Although Dave (LeVar Burton) and his family are poor sharecroppers in the Deep South in the 1930's, this 15 year-olds problem is shared by teenagers today: he stands with one foot in adulthood and the other in childhood. "Almos' A Man", yet still treated like a child, he struggles for an identity. There's one thing, one symbol of manhood, Dave thinks, that could guarantee him instant respect: a gun. Written by Anonymous

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The original title of Richard Wright's short story was the seemingly paradoxical "The Man Who Was Almos' a Man." See more »

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Moving Little Drama
3 May 2001 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

As a teacher, I often find it depressing how poorly a story or novel adapts to the screen. In this case, the adaptation is a marvelous collaboration between author, director and actor. LeVar Burton's performance as the protagonist desperately trying to achieve maturity is a triumph.


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