The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people he interacts with.

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The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people he interacts with.

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The road to Freedom is Long and Costly

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14 June 1987 (USA)  »

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La cabaña del tío Tom  »

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George Harris: [after crossing the boarder into freedom with his family] We got no money, no food, no home, and I feel like we own the world.
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Satisfactory Version of the Classic Tale!
1 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Uncle Tom's Cabin was brought back to life with a stellar cast including Danny Glover, Kate Burton, Phylicia Rashad, Bruce Dern, Paula Kelly, Edward Woodward, and Samuel L. Jackson just to name a few. I don't remember much of the story itself apart from reading it a long time ago. In the 1980s, television movies were a class apart. They were inspired by actual true crime or literature like Uncle Tom's Cabin into a movie with television stars. Anyway, the television movies of the past have long disappeared onto cable stations and PBS programming if possible. The quality of this television movie is worth watching for students. I now remember why television movies stopped being so good. It was because major television networks had the audiences to watch them. It's a lot cheaper to do reality series or program unfortunately. The audiences of the eighties have a lot more choices now. The major networks ruled prime time with the finest quality. Sometimes, quality should not be outnumbered by quantity.


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