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

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay)
Reviews
8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the pre-Civil War South, a sadistic plantation-owner brutalizes his slaves to the point of them heaving no other choice but to rebel. Always obedient, peaceful and honest old slave Tom plays a central role in this tragedy.

Director: Géza von Radványi
Stars: John Kitzmiller, Herbert Lom, Olive Moorefield
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Slavery tears apart a black family in the South before the start of the Civil War.

Director: Harry A. Pollard
Stars: Margarita Fischer, James B. Lowe, Arthur Edmund Carewe
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two men on weekend outing assist country lass in trouble but find themselves in a stew. One is killed, one severely injured who recovers at the Campbell cabin. He learns the simplicity of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Borden
Stars: Campbell Scott, Virginia Lantry, Bernard White
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A Black radical activist and a young White woman find themselves drawn to one another during the politically and racially-charged atmosphere of early 1970s America.

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Clifton Davis, Lois Chiles, Northern Calloway
Action | Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Scientists poison the water supply of a small town, turning the residents into homicidal maniacs who kill each other and anybody who passes through.

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Wings Hauser, Bo Hopkins, George Kennedy
Without Warning (TV Movie 1994)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A television program is interupted by a news network announcing that three meteors have hit the United States, France and China. At first it seems natural but after interviews by scientists... See full summary »

Director: Robert Iscove
Stars: Sander Vanocur, Jane Kaczmarek, Bree Walker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

On their 16th anniversary, a married couple's trip to a Beverly Hills mall becomes the stage for personal revelations and deceptions.

Director: Paul Mazursky
Stars: Bette Midler, Woody Allen, Bill Irwin
Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women (TV Movie 1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Spoof-miester, Julie Brown does a musical send-up of Tonya Harding and Lorena Bobbit's debutante debacles.

Directors: Julie Brown, Richard Wenk
Stars: Julie Brown, Newell Alexander, Lisa Arch
Magic Sticks (1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Peter Keglevic
Stars: George Kranz, Kelly Curtis, Chico Hamilton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

It is a Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with a kick in the ass from Shakespeare and Dr. Suess musings. It is a Rosencrantz and Gildenstern with a Southpark twist. It is 2 Romeo's that ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Hughes
Stars: Sita Acevedo, Mark Bate, Rich Bianco
The Trial of the Moke (TV Movie 1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

"The Trial of the Moke" is about the first black man to graduates from West Point. Flipper is framed for embezzlement by his fellow cadets to drive him away. But Flipper wasn't going anywhere until he cleared his name.

Director: Stan Lathan
Stars: Alfre Woodard, Samuel L. Jackson, Franklyn Seales
Rock 'n' Roll Christmas (TV Special 1988)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Malcolm Leo
Stars: The Beach Boys, Pat Benatar, The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Ophelia
...
Augustine St. Claire
...
Cassy
...
Eliza
...
...
Mr. Shelby
Frank Converse ...
Trader
...
...
Emmeline (as Troy Beyer)
Shirley Jo Finney ...
Aunt Chloe
...
George (as Samuel Jackson)
Endyia Kinney ...
Topsy
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The road to Freedom is Long and Costly

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 June 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La cabaña del tío Tom  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

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.
See more »

Connections

Version of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1903) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A gripping story of history and freedom.
9 August 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I remembered watching this movie in a high school English class and thought it was kind of inspirational and gripping, a story about black slave Tom and the people he encounters and his struggles for freedom.

Slavery is one of the darkest chapters in American history, but this movie delicately captures the drama in one slave's life and how he strives to interact kindly and courageously with others despite his situation. It doesn't rely on overly violent and graphic scenes like many mainstream movies with slavery or war themes (12 Years A Slave coming to mind) to be entertaining. Instead, this movie relied on the drama, history, character development and the depiction of how precious freedom is to be captivating.

I thought the acting wasn't bad and there were a few scenes that might give you a chuckle, like the scene where a slave owner gets punched and shoved into a puddle. There are some disturbing scenes as well, but not overly excessive. Lastly, the plot flow had some momentum to it, which made the film engaging mostly throughout.

It was an educational and appreciated film and one I recalled where my high school class did enjoy sitting through.

Grade B


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?