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'Master Harold'... and the Boys (1985)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie
When Harold, a young white man, learns that his alcoholic, handicapped father is returning home, his frustration turns into racist viciousness against the two black men who work for the family.

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Master Harold" is what the black employees are ordered to call young Hally, the son of a well-to-do white couple who own a fashionable tea room. Hally wanders into the establishment one day and sees two black male workers practicing for an upcoming ballroom competition by dancing together. The two employees and Hally exchange kidding rebukes, not meant to offend anyone. But after Hally receives some bad news about his father, he takes out his anger upon the workers. Efforts to smooth out the situation erupt into an all-out racial conflict. Written by Anonymous

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Zakes Mokae won the 1982 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Drama for "Master Harold and the Boys" as Sam and recreated his role in this production. See more »

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True story telling
17 July 1999 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

There are no special effects, elaborate sets, or huge casts of megastars. There are only three cast members, one set, and a script. The script is so well written, and the acting so good, that this movie is outstanding despite of, or perhaps, because of, the limited resources. It is good old-fashioned story-telling, with nothing to distract.


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