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Common Ground (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  25 March 1990 (USA)
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Fact based story about the racial tensions that occurred in Boston in the 1970's because of court ordered busing to end desegregation. The story focuses on an African-American mother ... See full summary »

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Cassandra Twymon
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Ted Landsmark
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Mugger
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James Canning ...
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Jenne Carey ...
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Natalie Danglade ...
Cassandra as young girl
Georgia Emelin ...
Lisa McGoff
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Mayor Kevin White
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Fact based story about the racial tensions that occurred in Boston in the 1970's because of court ordered busing to end desegregation. The story focuses on an African-American mother determined to get her children a quality education and a white lawyer trying to deal with inner city problems. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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