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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (teleplay)
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Home Fires Burning (TV Movie 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When a WW2 veteran comes back home,he realizes how the war affected Americans by seeing the changes in his wife,family,and best friend.

Director: Glenn Jordan
Stars: Barnard Hughes, Sada Thompson, Robert Prosky
Sin of Innocence (TV Movie 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When David, a widower with a teenaged son, marries Vicki, who is divorced and has a teenaged daughter, it's sure to be a happy family. But the kids, Tim and Jenny, become romanticly ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Bill Bixby, Dee Wallace, Megan Follows
Conrack (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In March, 1969 under the Beaufort School District, he starts a job teaching at a small poor school located on Daufuskie ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Jon Voight, Paul Winfield, Madge Sinclair
Daddy (TV Movie 1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two high schoolers are unprepared for the reality of parenthood when the girl becomes pregnant.

Director: John Herzfeld
Stars: Dermot Mulroney, John Karlen, Tess Harper
Bright Angel (1990)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Road-movie from Montana to Wyoming. A gullible, innocent young man (Mulroney) assists a versatile girl (Taylor) on her long quest to get her brother out of jail.

Director: Michael Fields
Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Lili Taylor, Sam Shepard
The Water Is Wide (TV Movie 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Pat Conroy, an ambitious, slightly rebellious idealistic teacher accepts Bennington county, SC's school board superintendent's offer to teach the all-black kids of the pauper fishery ... See full summary »

Director: John Kent Harrison
Stars: Jeff Hephner, Frank Langella, Julianne Nicholson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The complacent life of three small town brothers is shattered when their father sells the family business from under them.

Director: Lee Grant
Stars: Sean Astin, Stockard Channing, Melinda Dillon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A real-life story about a high school teacher and football coach who is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease but refuses to give in.

Director: Roy Campanella II
Stars: Pam Dawber, Michael Nouri, Bess Meyer
Sunset (1988)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Bruce Willis, James Garner, Malcolm McDowell
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Will arrives for his last year at The Carolina Military Institute, in the Deep South USA, in the 1960s. A black student, Pearce, has been accepted, for the first time and Will is asked to ... See full summary »

Director: Franc Roddam
Stars: David Keith, Robert Prosky, G.D. Spradlin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Richmond Flowers Sr.
...
...
Mary Flowers
...
Cindy Shiver
...
Arnie Woods
...
Larry Riley ...
...
Floyd Petrie
...
Bear Bryant
...
Dr. Smith
...
Guard
...
Coach Dickey (as Bill Sadler)
Trent Bross ...
Jones
...
1st Boy
Benji Wilhoite ...
2nd Boy
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invictus  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of four movies starring both Bob Gunton and Frank Whaley. The other three films are: Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991) and Broken Arrow (1996). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?