In 1962 in Montgomery, Alabama, State Attorney Richard Flowers is one of few willing to fight racial injustices even if it costs him his family's peace.

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Richmond Flowers Sr.
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Mary Flowers
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Cindy Shiver
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Arnie Woods
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Floyd Petrie
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Bear Bryant
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Dr. Smith
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In 1962 in Montgomery, Alabama, State Attorney Richard Flowers is one of few willing to fight racial injustices even if it costs him his family's peace.

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Looking back it was a brilliant film
8 June 2001 | by (Yorkshire, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film only once, about 11 or 12 years ago (i was about 15 years old) and thought it was intelligent and very moving. Either it was my youthful naivety or it was a really great film, difficult to say, but for me to remember a TV movie 11 or 12 years on it must have been a bit special. As far as i'm aware it has never been shown in the UK since and as a TV movie isn't for sale so i may never get to see it again. I remember the three main characters and that it had a very moving ending which is still in the back of my mind today, if a little fuzzy after all these years! Perhaps if i saw it again it wouldn't seem as good as i remember it to be,but i thought it was brilliant back then.

Edit: well it's 2008 and i tracked down a VHS copy of this a year or two back and i have to say after watching it again that yes, as a 30-plus year old the movie doesn't look quite as impressive as it did back then but it's still a very good film, a great story, and the relationship between the three friends is still very moving. It's such a shame that this film isn't better known or easier to get a copy of, it seems a lot of people on here would like it.


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