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Convicts (1991)

 -  Drama  -  6 December 1991 (USA)
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In 1902 Texas, 13-year-old Horace goes to work on old Soll's farm to earn enough money to buy a headstone for his father's grave. Unfortunately for Horace, Soll's senility, ill health, and ... See full summary »

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Soll Gautier
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Ben Johnson
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Martha Johnson
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Asa
Calvin Levels ...
Leroy
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Billy
Mel Winkler ...
Jackson
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Sherman Edwards
Bob Edmundson ...
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John McConnell ...
Guard #1
Jerry Biggs ...
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Martin F. Schacker ...
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Walter Breaux Jr. ...
Singing Convict
Tony Frank ...
Sheriff
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In 1902 Texas, 13-year-old Horace goes to work on old Soll's farm to earn enough money to buy a headstone for his father's grave. Unfortunately for Horace, Soll's senility, ill health, and obsession with the convict labor he uses to work the farm, make it unlikely that Horace will ever be paid the $12.50 Soll owes him for 6 months work. Written by JeanneArmintrout@juno.com

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When Soll thinks he hears someone in the closet he shoots three times and we see three bullet holes. But when Jackson opens the closet door to investigate, there are four holes. See more »

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Horace Robedaux: Martha, are you afraid of dying?
Martha Johnson: No, I ain't afraid. Just not ready to go yet.
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Robert Duvall is fantastic in the role of an aging farmer.
19 April 2000 | by (Washington, DC area) – See all my reviews

If you care for fine acting and excellent characterization, try this film. It doesn't take the commercial, slick, easy approach to the storyline about the reason for use of convict labor on Southern plantations, or about the treatment of the convicts unlucky enough to be doing time at hard labor. Filled with well-thought-out glimpses of the declining southern gentry, the economics of plantation ownership, racism, and other tough subjects, it is also a commentary on human fragility.


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