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Writers (WGA):
Sara Flanigan (book)
Sara Flanigan (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
11 September 1990 (USA) See more »
Sudie and Simpson - Louis Gossett Jr. Stars in this film based on Sarah Flanigan Carter's autobiographical... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Simpson

Sara Gilbert ... Sudie Harrigan

John M. Jackson ... Dr. Walter Stubbs (as John Jackson)

Frances Fisher ... Mrs. Marge Allen, English Teacher
Paige Danahy ... Mary Agnes Clark, Sudie's best friend
Ken Strong ... Mr. Harrigan
Robby Preddy ... Mrs. Hester Harrigan
Larry Black ... Mr. Etheridge, School Principal
Scott Brian Higgs ... Lem Coker, Linlow Ga. Townsman (as Scott Higgs)
Howard Kingkade ... Earl Rice, Pedophile Teacher

Tim Powell ... Mr. Lester Clark
Linda Pierce ... Mrs. Clark
Jane Smithwick ... Nettie, Mary Agnes' friend
Wallace Wilkinson ... Preacher Clifford Miller
Amanda Pillow ... Clara Mae McMillian
Sherry Foster ... Mrs. Mattie McMillian

Tom Nowicki ... Mr. McMillian

Ted Manson ... Mr. Henderson

Ed Grady ... Mr. Daniel Crowder, Simpson's Employer
Reid Binion ... Billy Harrigan, Sudie's Brother
Larry Shuler ... Hunter #1
David Lenthall ... Hunter #2
Benji Wilhoite ... Bully #1
Troy Florence ... Bully #2
Kathy Thomas ... Girl #1
Melanie Parks-Wester ... Girl #2

Directed by
Joan Tewkesbury 
Writing credits
Sara Flanigan (book "Sudie") (as Sara Flanigan Carter)

Sara Flanigan (teleplay) (as Sara Flanigan Carter) &
Ken Koser (teleplay)

Produced by
Donald March .... executive producer
Carroll Newman .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Michel Colombier 
Cinematography by
Mario DiLeo 
Film Editing by
Robert P. Seppey 
Casting by
Wendy Kurtzman 
Production Design by
Peter Jamison 
Art Direction by
Karen Kornbau 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Haberecht 
Costume Design by
Colleen Kelsall 
Elizabeth McBride 
Makeup Department
Lynn Barber .... key makeup artist
Philip Ivey .... hair stylist
Production Management
Suzy Beugen .... production executive
Mel A. Bishop .... executive in charge of production
Paul D. Goldman .... post-production supervisor
Derek Kavanagh .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Burt Burnam .... first assistant director (as Burt 'Skip' Burnam)
Nancy King .... second assistant director
Cynthia A. Potthast .... second assistant director (as Cindy Potthast)
Art Department
Lynn A. Johanson .... lead scenic
Richard Blake Wester .... property master
George A. Lee .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Karen Young .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mary H. Ellis .... sound mixer
George R. Groves Jr. .... re-recording mixer (as George Groves)
Michael C. Gutierrez .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Gutierrez)
Scott Millan .... re-recording mixer
Tim Philben .... re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Nelson .... gaffer
C. Alan Rawlins .... key grip
Joseph Thomas .... assistant camera
Julian Wilson .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Shay Griffin .... casting: Atlanta (as Shay Bentley)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cheri Reed .... set costumer
Amanda Zenil .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
James G. White .... assistant editor (as James White)
Location Management
Gina Cascino .... location manager
Music Department
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Transportation Department
J.L. Parker .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Elizabeth S. Barton .... script supervisor (as Liz Barton)
Whitney J. Miller .... production accountant (as Whitney Miller)
Peggy Moore .... production coordinator
Tom Oastler .... accounting assistant
Larry Gilbert .... police security (uncredited)
Mary Swafford .... production office assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Germany:91 min | USA:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:12 | UK:PG (cut TV version) | USA:Not Rated

Did You Know?

Mary Agnes Clark, Sudie's best friend:How come you think you ain't saved?
Sudie Harrigan:I can't tell you that part.
Mary Agnes Clark, Sudie's best friend:Why not?
Sudie Harrigan:Because it's a bad sin.
Mary Agnes Clark, Sudie's best friend:Well, I won't tell. Honest. Cross my heart and hope to die!
Sudie Harrigan:Well, I ain't saved 'cause... well, just 'cause.
Mary Agnes Clark, Sudie's best friend:'Cause what?
Sudie Harrigan:'Cause I use my thing to get nickels.
Mary Agnes Clark, Sudie's best friend:Your what?
Sudie Harrigan:My thing.
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Will be a Classic, 4 January 2001
Author: sjdean from Birmingham, England

Sara Gilbert proves what a talented actress she is in this film, even at only 15 she plays an amazing part.

The film is set in 1950's Linlow, Georgia and basically follows Sudie who meets a blackman, Simpson. She starts off being afraid thinking he'll eat her, but the towns prejudices soon leaves Sudie and they become the best of friends.

A lot more happens during the film, but I cant give too much away.

Considering it was made for TV, this is a film with many elements, including comedy and a lot of emotion.

I dont normally get emotional during a film, but Sara Gilbert's performance was so brilliant.

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