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Marvin, a heavy-drinking widower who has seen better days and now ekes out a living at odd jobs, meets Tige, an 11-year-old black boy about to kill himself because his mother has just died.... See full summary »

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Marvin Stewart
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Richard Davis
Gibran Brown ...
Tige Jackson
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Vanessa Jackson (as Denise Nicholas-Hill)
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Brenda Davis
Georgia Allen ...
Carrie Carter
Jerry Penson ...
Policeman
Charles Darden ...
TV Salesman
May K. Pearce ...
Nurse
Lou Walker ...
Cab Driver
Rob Harke ...
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Danny Nelson ...
Bartender
Je Nie Fleming ...
Sylvia Davis
Frank Hart ...
Dr. Ross
Tami Dash ...
Shirley Carter
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Marvin, a heavy-drinking widower who has seen better days and now ekes out a living at odd jobs, meets Tige, an 11-year-old black boy about to kill himself because his mother has just died. With nowhere else to stay, Tige moves in with Marvin and they develop a close (if sometimes stormy) relationship which is good for both of them. Marvin wants to adopt Tige but knows that he is too poor to give him a good home, as becomes painfully clear when Tige catches pneumonia. Then he discovers who Tige's father is: a rich suburbanite who doesn't even know that Tige exists. Should he, and can he, give up the boy he loves, and who loves him, in favor of a stranger with the right genes and bank balance but who doesn't care? Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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The movie's release was delayed due to the prominence of the Atlanta child murder spree in the news at that time. The movie, set in Atlanta and dealing with the relationship between an adult and a child, was deemed too sensitive. See more »

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Marvin And Tige
18 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie today for the first time, and cannot believe, that I had never seen it before now. It was such a beautiful and moving story, a story that showed how love can develop between people, regardless of age, race or their relationship to each other. All thou Marvin wasn't Tige's father he became the father that Tige never had, and showed him in so many ways just how much he would do to show him that he did. And Tige showed him how much a little boy could return that love. All in all it proved that true love comes from the heart. And I truly feel that this 1985 movie should be showed in movie theaters today, that it would make a great impact on so many people lives. It doesn't need to be remade because to me that would only take away from it. I think that John Cassavetes and Gibram Brown both deserves "ACADEMY WARDS", because they performed so well, and they should both be recognized for it. It really made a great impact on me today, I cried tears of sadness as well as tears of happiness.


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