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The Sophisticated Gents (1981)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  29 September 1981 (USA)
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Successful black men who were saved from the streets as teenagers come together in a reunion to honor their mentor.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonny Jim Gaines ...
Coach Charles 'Chappie' Davis
Richard 'Bubbles' Wiggins
Shurley Walker
Cudjo Evers
Thalmus Rasulala ...
Ezra 'Chops' Jackson
Raymond St. Jacques ...
D'Artagnan 'Dart' Parks
Clarence 'Claire' Henderson
Walter 'Moon' Porter / Silky
Ralph Joplin
Rosalind Cash ...
Christine Jackson
Onetha Wiggins
Evelyn Evers
Diane Walker


Nine members of an athletic social club for black youth reunite twenty-five years later to honor their former coach, but the reunion is marred by a number of undercurrents, including a murder investigation. Written by Morganalee

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best tv mini-series ever
1 November 2001 | by (Chandler, Arizona) – See all my reviews

in 1981 as the series aired i was magnetized to the screen. all of my 'main men' starred in The Sophisticated Gents...Winfield, Hooks, O'Neal, Rasulala...the story had depth and creditability...the acting was great and all characters were unique and well-developed...i have longed to see it again and again...glad was i to have the novel by John A Williams, The Junior Bachelor Society, from which Van Peebles developed the teleplay...the story was powerful and controversial for that time...many have missed a great series

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