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To Sleep with Anger (1990)

PG | | Drama | 12 October 1990 (USA)
A charismatic old acquaintance drifts into town, stirring up trouble for a mild-mannered family.

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Paul Butler ...
Gideon
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Sunny (as Devaughn Walter Nixon)
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Reina King ...
Rhonda
Cory Curtis ...
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Junior
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Pat
Paula Bellamy ...
Mrs. Baker
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Wonderful Smith ...
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Ethel Ayler ...
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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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Dormir con rabia  »

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$1,161,135
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somewhat elusive, but stick with it
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One good role for Danny Glover can erase the memory of several 'Lethal Weapon' and 'Predator' sequels, but it took a small, independently produced feature to bring the best out of one of Hollywood's hardest working actors. In this modest comedy Glover plays an enigmatic travelin' man named Harry, arriving unannounced at the home of some old friends and adding a subtle tension to the domestic friction already eroding three generations of family ties. But the trouble with Harry is less what he is than what he represents: the ghost of old traditions lurking in the cultural closet, and for a family already sensitive to portents and omens he might be the embodiment of all their superstitions. Writer director Charles Burnett keeps the viewer on guard with his elusive plot and complex characters, but the film is understated almost to a fault. The metaphors and hidden meanings (better suited to a stage play) help create a portentous mood, but in the end leave a lot unexplained.


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