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In a town ruled by racial prejudice, only a boy had the courage to take a stand. Oscar®-winner LOUIS GOSSETT, JR. (An Officer and a Gentleman) and JOSEPH MAZZELLO (Jurassic Park) head the cast of this compelling and intense drama. USA, the 1930s. Walter Osgood is the only black man left in the town of High Lonesome. He's lost almost everything dear to him, including his wife and son. But no one in High Lonesome will speak out to defend Walter's rights when the town unites to drive him away from the community. Except for one person - a young boy named Charlie. Not only does Walter's extraordinary friendship with Charlie teach the boy the true meaning of love and courage, but it is also a dramatic flashpoint which forces the townspeople to confront their own cruel prejudices.

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Love builds up slowly but surely
3 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

A must see for those out there who prefer watching movies which are touching or rather sensitive. I went everywhere to look for this film after watching it on TV. I knew i had to own it because it's one film that really showed me that LOVE is mystical. This movie is basically all about racial discrimination but to my point of view, I captured something even greater. A LOVE bond which could not possibly happen, really happened. I do not want to elaborate more on this film because it cannot be described unless you watch it. Believe me, it's really worth watching and if tears do not roll out of your eyes, sorry to say but, you've been cheated by nature!


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