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To Sleep with Anger (1990)

PG | | Drama | 12 October 1990 (USA)
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Charles Burnett's beautiful, poetic masterpiece is novelistic in its narrative density and richness of characterization. Harry Mention, an enigmatic drifter from the South, comes to visit ... See full summary »

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Paul Butler ...
Gideon
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Sunny (as Devaughn Walter Nixon)
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Suzie
Reina King ...
Rhonda
Cory Curtis ...
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Linda
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Junior
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Paula Bellamy ...
Mrs. Baker
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Wonderful Smith ...
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DeForest Covan ...
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Charles Burnett's beautiful, poetic masterpiece is novelistic in its narrative density and richness of characterization. Harry Mention, an enigmatic drifter from the South, comes to visit an old acquaintance named Gideon, who now lives in South-Central Los Angeles. Harry's charming, down-home manner hides a malicious penchant for stirring up trouble, and he exerts a strange and powerful eff... Written by Anonymous

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When Harry comes to town, he brings good times, bad times... And a lot of trouble!

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12 October 1990 (USA)  »

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Dormir con rabia  »

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$1,200,000 (USA)
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Written by George Jackson, Arthur Liggins and James Griffin
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The great thing about this film is that it is totally free from B-Movie material, this film has A-movie material in it.
20 November 2001 | by (pa) – See all my reviews

Charles Burnett is an excellent director, he knows how to make a unique film. Danny Glover is the best part of this film, followed by a string of fine performances. There is no shootings or people getting killed, just happy family life. This film is very unforgettable in the way that there is no other film like it,and that's always a good thing. I am so sick of seeing Hollywood trash, all they care about is money and fame. This film is a genius, you never get tired of the film because of it's caring message. The other thing that is great about this film, is that it is totally free from B-movie material, this film has A-movie material in it. Charles Burnett is defenity a talented director, I just hope he can make more films like this gem. I give this film a 10 out of a 10 grade.:::::::::: top movie"


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