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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  2 June 1978 (USA)
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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
Janet MacLachlan ...
Mary Logan
Robert Christian ...
David Logan
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T.J.
Roy Poole ...
Granger
Rockne Tarkington ...
Morrison
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Mr. Jamison
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Uncle Hammer
Lark Ruffin ...
Cassie
Tony Ross ...
Stacey
Rodney King Adams ...
Christopher John
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Homer Best ...
Melvin
Charlie Briggs ...
Kaleb Wallace (as Charles Briggs)
Christian Garrison ...
Bus Driver
David Haley ...
R.W.
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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 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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One Step at a Time
Lyric by Robb Royer
Music by Fred Karlin
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Not a good movie!
5 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really did not like this movie. I saw it in school in 6th grade in English class, and my teacher warned us that it wasn't much like the book. I wanted to see it just so I could relax. I would have rather just worked! It was a bit like the book, but they changed so many things. I did like however, that it gave you the same feeling of what it was like to grow up in the 1930's with that many troubles. I wish that the director could've read the book, because it seems like he sure didn't! It seemed like a good movie went you first started it, but then you got a cheesy "Hallmark Movie" feel. Lillian Jean and Jeremy were not supposed to be Wallaces! They were supposed to be Simms! I cannot stress this enough, don't see this movie!


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