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Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors ... See full summary »
In April 1992, following the notorious Rodney King verdict, the streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield, the backdrop to four personal intertwined stories. In Gold Mountain, Jeff Lee ... See full summary »
Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown housing project on Brewster Place in an unidentified eastern city; across three ... See full summary »
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In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.
This was an intelligent, well-done story about the Watts' riots in Los Angeles back in 1965. An intelligent cast is featured here, too, with Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood, James Earl Jones and Sally Kirkland.
Language-wise, this is a surprisingly clean movie. Even more of a shock is to see a good Christian woman in the lead (Tyson as "Ruthana Richardson") You don't see that too often in films anymore. Blair and Underwood play likable characters as well.
This is a good movie the whole family could enjoy. However, it's not one you're likely to watch many times. It's just not that riveting, but certainly deserves more attention that it's getting here with just a handful of reviews. Worth seeing and discussing.
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