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Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Tim Reid

Writing Credits (WGA)  

Clifton L. Taulbert ... (book)
 
Paul W. Cooper ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

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Poppa
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Ma Ponk
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Uncle Melvin
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Ma Pearl
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Miss Alice (as Salli Richardson)
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Miss Annie
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Mr. Walter
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Preacher Hurn
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Cliff (12 Yrs.) (as Willis Norwood Jr.)
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Mary
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Cliff at 16
Iona Morris ...
Nila Fontaine
Phill Lewis ...
Sammy (19 Yrs.) / Narrator
Taj Mahal ...
Mr. Will
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Miss Maybry
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Cleve
Braxton Brown III ...
Sammy (7 Yrs.)
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Straw Boss (as Frank Taylor)
Montrel Johnson ...
Cliff (Newborn)
Deionyos Llerena ...
Cliff (2 Months)
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Moss Jones
Tyrone Hicks ...
Willie Jones
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Cliff (5 Yrs.) (as Charles Earl 'Spud' Taylor Jr.)
Winston Hemingway ...
Moses Taulbert
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Mr. Bob
Edward Allen ...
Colored Man in KKK Crowd
Don Tilley ...
Klansman #1
George Hasenstaab ...
Klansman #2
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Clarence / School Bully (as Deji Olasimbo)
Angelo Pope ...
Henry / School Bully
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Sammy (12 Yrs.)
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Miss Maxey (as Daphne Maxwell Reid)
Ralph Wilcox ...
Cooter Man
Beatrice Bush ...
Lurlean
David MacIntyre ...
Juke Joint Patron #1 (as Dave McIntyre)
Tyhm Kennedy ...
Juke Joint Patron #2
Darren Beatty ...
Juke Joint Patron #2
David S. Lomax ...
Juke Joint Fighter (as David Lomax)
Carter Gaston ...
Cousin Bobby (12 Yrs.)
Stan Kelly ...
Road Manager
Ashanti Nailah Blaize ...
Louise (as Ashanti Blaize)
Mark Britt ...
Hoochie-coochie show barker
Rick Warner ...
Dr. Duke
Darren Law ...
Stanley / Field Worker
David Lenthall ...
Mr. Barnes
Ken Sprunt ...
A & D Business Man (as Kenneth Sprunt Jr.)
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Hattie Mae
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Miss Doll (as Crystal Fox)
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Mr. Stein
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Bill Crocket
Wayne Dehart ...
Brother Stanley
Schree Tina Lewis ...
Lillie Short (as Schree 'Tina' Lewis)
Bobby Graham ...
Field Worker #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Extra (uncredited)
Tom Eubanks ...
Juke joint patron (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
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Produced by 

Michael Bennett ... producer
Freddye Chapman ... co-producer
Butch Lewis ... executive producer
Paulette Millichap ... co-producer
Tim Reid ... producer
Clifton L. Taulbert ... co-producer

Music by 

Paul Buckmaster
Lionel Cole
Steve Tyrell

Cinematography by 

John Simmons

Film Editing by 

David Pincus

Casting By 

Jaki Brown ... (as Jaki Brown-Karmman)

Production Design by 

Michael Paul Clausen

Art Direction by 

Geoffrey S. Grimsman

Set Decoration by 

Kristen McGary

Costume Design by 

Winnie D. Brown

Makeup Department 

Sterfon Demings ... hair designer (as Sterfon Demmings)
Sandra S. Orsolyak ... additional makeup artist
Wynona Price ... key makeup artist

Production Management 

Michael Tinger ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Rip Murray ... first assistant director
Daphne Reid ... second unit director

Art Department 

Alton McClellan ... charge scenic
Rick Mobbs ... illustrator / scenic artist
David Russell ... storyboard artist
Larry Sauls ... set dresser
Roger Scruggs ... carpenter
Chris Crowder ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Michael A. Patillo ... sound mixer

Special Effects by 

Greg Hull ... special effects

Stunts 

Dean Mumford ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Adam Alphin ... second assistant camera
G. Smokey Campbell ... Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Darryl Cowherd ... gaffer
Chip Hackler ... assistant camera
Robbie Thompson ... camera production assistant

Casting Department 

Craig Fincannon ... casting: North Carolina

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Cynthia Flowers ... key costumer

Music Department 

Lionel Cole ... music editor
Grant Conway ... additional music engineer
Robert F. Mann ... composer: additional music
Michael C. Ross ... music mixer / music recordist
Steve Tyrell ... music producer

Transportation Department 

Edwin Bowden Jr. ... driver

Other crew 

Aaron Fiore ... location assistant
Ira Friedlander ... production accountant
Eleanor Hemingway ... production manager
Arthurenee Henderson ... production accounts
Jim Herring ... location manager (as James Herring)
Gregory Hubbard ... choreographer
Connie Kunz ... first assistant accountant
Eleanor Nichols ... production manager
Frederic Perrin ... caterer
Karen Sanquist ... post-production accountant
Andrea Smith ... choreographer
Sherri G. Sneed ... production coordinator
Caleb Womble ... office production assistant
Rhonda Marie Alston ... dancer (uncredited)
E. Michael Hewett ... location scout (uncredited)

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