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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  28 April 1979 (USA)
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Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Benjamin ...
Freeman
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Vivian
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Grandmother Baxter
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Bailey Sr.
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Momma
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Miss Flowers
Constance Good ...
Maya
John Driver ...
Bailey Jr. (as John M. Driver II)
Sonny Jim Gaines ...
Uncle Willie
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Principal
J. Don Ferguson ...
Mr. Donleavy
Georgia Allen ...
Mrs. Gurney
Darleen Taylor ...
1st Girl
Darryl Antony Williams ...
Tommy Valdon (as Darryl Williams)
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Lillie (as Tommie Stewart)
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A true story based on the early life of actress, professor and author Maya Angelou. The story traces her life from when she and her brother move in with her mother to the trauma of being raped as a little girl by one of her mother's boyfriends and the several years of silence that came after the attack. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Terrible acting
10 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story overall, though quite graphic, is actually decent and reasonably interesting to readers. However, the movie was absolutely dreadful. The story was good, but the acting was terrible. I was crying the whole time because i knew i could never get my spent time back. Don't see this movie. If you do, bring a pistol with a bullet in it, and a few bullets if you're going with friends. I feel sorry for everybody who had anything to do with this film. I also feel sorry for everybody who had to watch the film. Avoid this film at all costs, and if your mother forces you to watch, kill her. Hahahahaha! See! I'm a psycho now!!!! IKWTCBS turned me into a psycho!!!!


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