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Perfect Harmony (1991)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Family, Music  |  31 March 1991 (USA)
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In a private school in the U.S. South, Mr. Sanders, a new choirmaster tries to reduce some of the prejudice and hostility of some of the students in his choir. Paul, a bully who feels he ... See full summary »

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Derek Sanders
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Mr. Hobbs
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Miss Hobbs
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Zeke, the Caretaker
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Landy Allen
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Paul
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Scrapper Johnson
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Pastor Clarence Johnson
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Ward
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Sky Berdahl ...
Marc (as Sky Ashley Berdahl)
Wallace Wilkinson ...
Mayor Macy (as Wallace K. Wilkinson)
Dan Biggers ...
Doctor
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In a private school in the U.S. South, Mr. Sanders, a new choirmaster tries to reduce some of the prejudice and hostility of some of the students in his choir. Paul, a bully who feels he should be lead boy, is the worst offender. Taylor Bradshaw on the other hand is impressed by the music of Landy, a black boy, grandson of Zeke, the school caretaker. Zeke joins in some of the activities of the black community known as River Town. Sanders is also impressed by Landy's abilities and attempts to get him involved with the choir. A tragedy in the community brings the race issue to a head. Written by Jim Brawn <jim_brawn@amuc.mtroyal.ab.ca>

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From Two Different Worlds... Music Brought Them Together!

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When the music teacher covers for the boys who are out late, he tells the head of the school that it was a deer he saw in the bushes. The head then comments that there are herds of deer in that area. Berry College, where the movie was filmed, is in fact home to thousands of deer that wonder among the academic buildings and dormitories. See more »

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A very inspiring film
18 December 2004 | by (South Pasadena, CA) – See all my reviews

Perfect Harmony is one of those perfect films that you occasionally come across by accident.

As a former teacher and a lover of Chorale music, especially boys choirs, I watched the film basically because of the choir. I thought that the film would be very much like Disney's 1960's film Almost Angeles, spotlighting the Weinersangerknaben (Vienna Boys Choir), long on music but very short on story line.

I was very pleasantly surprised to find a very believable, moralistic story with a deep meaning to me. As a very conservative person, I have a very liberal streak when it comes to social issues. Especially race relations.

Justin Whalin was a standout, as were most of the other young actors. I was disappointed with Darin McGavin's performance as I feel that racist tendencies are very deep rooted. Darin just seem to be too shallow in his beliefs.

Overall I can honestly say that this was one of the movies that really stand out in my mind, especially as this post is being made in December 2004, several years after seeing the movie.


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