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Memphis (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  27 January 1992 (USA)
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Reeny Perdew
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Rufus Hutton
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Podjo Harris
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Eben Kinship
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Martha Kinship
Martin C. Gardner
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Tio Wiggins
Tothany Reynolds ...
Sister Baby
John Sullivan ...
Dude
John Locke ...
Desk Sergeant
Ernest Perry Jr. ...
Handcuffed Black Man (as Earnest Perry Jr.)
Bob Orwig ...
White Policeman
Eddie 'Snowman' Crawford ...
Black Man at 'Fat Bobby's'
George R. Parker ...
Shooting Gallery Owner
Chino 'Fats' Williams ...
Fat Bobby
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DANGER AHEAD
Written by Walter Schuman and Miklós Rózsa
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Soothing Their Conscience
23 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked the visuals in this movie. It had nice muted, smoky colors. Too bad I didn't care that much for the story, or the woman (Cybil Shepherd) who co- wrote or it or the idiot (Ted Turner) who produced it.

This is the typical story in which the poor Southern blacks are all victims of white racists and every white person in the film - with the exception of "Reeny Perdew" (Shepherd, of course) - is a brutal bigot.

I was surprised that this made-for-TV film had three usages of Jesus' name in vain plus other blatant profanities, about everything but the f-word. Overall, the story was okay, nothing special; just another opportunity for southern Liberal writers (co-writers Shelby Foote, Larry McMurtrey, etc.) to soothe their guilty consciences.


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