The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, and 22 people in the hotel whose lives were never the same.
Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage ... See full summary »
Dramatizes the events in 1955-1956 in Montgomery, Alabama, when blacks boycotted public transport becuase they were forced to sit at the back. Odessa works as a maid for the Thompsons, and as well as she is treated, she feels it is her duty to walk to work, even if it means she is exhaused, and gets to work late. Written by
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In order to avoid the heavy competition of the holiday season, the film was withdrawn from distribution by Miramax following its December 1990 limited release and re-released March 22, 1991. See more »
The bidding and play in a Bridge game does not make sense according to the rules of Bridge. See more »
Miss Thompson, I don't want your children to grow up scared of mine.
It's just that a lot of the whites are scared. I'm a little scared.
We're all scared. What's scarin' you Miss Thompson, who you are, or what Mr. Thompson wants you to be?
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To Good To Have Gone Into The Cheap Theater So Fast!
I've never quite understood why this movie was never a success. It has all the great qualities and ingredients that one looks for in a good drama. Historical or not. Aside from "The Color Purple",this is one of Whoopi Goldbergs finest movies.
She certainly should have gotten an Oscar for this role (which would have made more sense to me than winning from her smaller role in "Ghost"). The movie did moderate to lesser business at the main box office and in no time at all,was in the "cheap" theatre's. That is where I saw this in 1991 and it was "the" best movie I saw in that kind of theatre (until Ray in Feb. 2005).
The story of how Goldberg's character has to walk many miles from her home to her housekeeper's job across town,speaks volumes on how the times were in 1950s south. Nearly 100 years after the civil-war had liberated them,blacks were still treated as second or third rate citizens.
I agree this is a great movie for kids learning about the downsides in our country's history,as well as the positives. As seen above ten stars is my vote and I hope this movie is your vote for renting,buying or checking out from a library. It's a simply,honest look at prejudice and the ways man can be so unkind to each-other. It's a great film,period. (END)
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