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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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
Paulene Myers ...
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Joe Dorsey ...
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Wallace Wilkinson ...
Cyrus
Sandra Dorsey ...
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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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17 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Dirt poor southern family Go West!" , find work, get abused and revolt. Ralph Waite is good as the paterfamilias and his change from solid hard-working farmer to (mini) revolutionary leader is believable.

Solid performances all round. It was a fruit/vegetable farm they were working on btw, not cotton - they spent their time pickin' the cuze' (cucumbers).

Nice decry of immigrant exploitation in the food industry. The traps used by the landowner (high rent, booking fee etc), and the hopelessness of the poverty trap get a good exposure Hope that eyes were opened etc.......................


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