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The Member of the Wedding (1997)

Frankie Addams, 12-year-old tomboy, feels disconnected from the world. Frankie's mother died when she was born, and her father is a distant, uncomprehending figure. Her closest companions ... See full summary »

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A 1982 made-for-television remake of the 1952 Fred Zinnemann film. Shown as a feature on "NBC Live Theater."

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Pearl Bailey, Dana Hill, Howard E. Rollins Jr.
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T.T. Williams (as Alfred Wiggins)
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Frankie Addams, 12-year-old tomboy, feels disconnected from the world. Frankie's mother died when she was born, and her father is a distant, uncomprehending figure. Her closest companions are the family's African American maid, Berenice Sadie Brown, and her six-year-old cousin, John Henry West. She has no friends in her small Southern town and dreams of going away with her brother and his bride-to-be on their honeymoon.

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There's a time in a young girl's life when nothing's right...but everything's possible.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some language
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29 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Frankie Addams: How old were you the first time you got married, Berenice?
Berenice Sadie Brown: I was 13.
Frankie Addams: What made you get married so young?
Berenice Sadie Brown: Because I wanted to.
Frankie Addams: Does getting married really stop your growth?
Berenice Sadie Brown: It does, I was 13 when I got married and I ain't growed an inch since.
Frankie Addams: I didn't know marrying stopped your growth.
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His Eye is on the Sparrow
Lyrics by Civilla D. Martin
Performed by Alfre Woodard and Anna Paquin
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A moving production with one minor flaw.
6 November 1999 | by (Portland OR USA) – See all my reviews

Carson McCullers would be proud of this film, one of the best made for television I've ever seen. The stunning actors have little room to move around (this was a play), but they managed to capture and hold my attention and pity. The subtle gender-identity issue was brought out well by Anna's great acting, but she almost lost me at the start with her horrible Southern accent. Once I accepted her bad accent, she more than made up for it with her made-real-for-me portrayal of Frankie.


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