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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 2 June 1978
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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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Claudia McNeil ...
Big Ma
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Robert Christian ...
David Logan
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T.J.
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Granger
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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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Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a great film
25 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this film as a kid and thinking that it was a great film. The film was very entertaining to me.I have also read the book and I feel that the film is just as great as the book.I cannot understand how people do not like this film. I feel that the film gives a great account of just how hard it was for African-Americans to live in the early 1900's.I felt that the actors and actresses did a wonderful job as well.There are wonderful actors in this film like Larry B.Scott. Oscar Award winning actor Morgan Freeman is also in this film.It has been such a long since I have seen this film. In fact, I am looking for a copy of this film. That's how much I like it. It is most definitely a classic.


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