Being forced to sell his land, Jared Teeter share with his family in search of a better life in Florida. They discover, like many other immigrants Appalachia that work is scarce. Jared is ... See full summary »

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Jared Teeter
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Cy
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Cloma Teeter
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Kristy Teeter
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Silas Creedy (as Mitch Ryan)
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Bennie Teeter
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Sud
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Jabbo
Ken Renard ...
The Cook
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Bertha
John David Allen ...
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Wallace Wilkinson ...
Cyrus
Sandra Dorsey ...
1st Woman
Bob Hannah ...
Fred
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Being forced to sell his land, Jared Teeter share with his family in search of a better life in Florida. They discover, like many other immigrants Appalachia that work is scarce. Jared is reduced to working the fields in a forced labor camp called "Angel City". Creedy, the supervisor of Angel City is a sadistic man who maintains discipline through violence and intimidation. Days too long, too little pay, a lack of food, inadequate shelter, inhumanity and cruelty to Angel City encourage Jared to an escape attempt. He failed and he suffers. But he takes revenge Creedy again when looking for a new girl for his harem: the daughter of Jared Teeter. Written by markyoloup

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They lied to him. Cheated him. Beat him. Then they kidnapped his daughter-and that was their last mistake! An ispiring story about the power of a family's love!

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12 November 1980 (USA)  »

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For a couple seconds when Jared is carrying his dead dog, you can see the boom mic in the upper right hand corner of the screen. See more »

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Goin' Home
Composed by Billy Preston and Carol Connors
Sung by Billy Preston
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This is about the book, actually...
22 September 2013 | by (Dublin, Ohio) – See all my reviews

The man who wrote the book on which Angel City was based - Patrick Smith - was the PR director at a community college in Florida, and I worked for him for a year. To research the story, Pat went undercover in a camp and lived in the horrible conditions for himself, so he could tell the real story.

It's been so long since I've read the book and seen the movie, I don't remember how they compare, but Pat's book was based on things he really experienced, and I believe the movie was fairly true to that. People who feel the movie wasn't realistic might want to reconsider, or do some research for themselves.


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