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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978)

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With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart. Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year- the year of the night ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Claudia McNeil ...
Big Ma
Robert Christian ...
David Logan
Roy Poole ...
Rockne Tarkington ...
Mr. Jamison
Uncle Hammer
Lark Ruffin ...
Tony Ross ...
Rodney King Adams ...
Christopher John
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Homer Best ...
Charlie Briggs ...
Kaleb Wallace (as Charles Briggs)
Christian Garrison ...
Bus Driver
David Haley ...


With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart. Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year- the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black- to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride- no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans process something no one can take away. Written by elcarrone

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Good as the book!
28 October 2003 | by (Cades, South Carolina) – See all my reviews

This was a very good movie. it followed along with the book because I thought it was funny when Mr. Morrison moved Kaleb Wallace's truck out the way. and T.J. got a lot meaner at the end of the movie. R.W. and Melvin injured him, and Kaleb Wallace and Harlan Granger beat the mess out of him. Christopher-John was not as plump as he was in the book. the movie left off after Papa was injured. but I hope they do a movie for Let The Circle Be Unbroken.

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