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A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)

A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ... See full summary »

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Charlie Kinneson
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Sigurd Moulton
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Nathan Andrews
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Athena Allen
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Sheriff Mason White
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Ruth Kinneson
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Heaven Fontaine
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A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for the minister when he becomes accused of the murder of a young woman he had given shelter. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Howard Frank Mosher's barn was used as the soundstage for the cockfight and strip-show scenes. See more »

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good film, worth renting
23 October 2000 | by (Vermont) – See all my reviews

The third in Jay Craven's series of film adaptations of Howard Frank Mosher novels (the others are 'High Water' (1991), 'Where the Rivers Flow North' (1993), and the upcoming 'Disappearances'.) By far Craven's darkest film to date, telling a story of murder and racism in a small 1950's Vermont town. A brilliantly executed piece of cinema which is at once both a compelling drama and a riveting whodunit, featuring top-drawer performances (particularly Rusty DeWees, Bill Raymond, and Ernie Hudson.), and an appropriately eerie score by the Horse Flies. Like all of Craven's films except for 'Rivers', it may be hard to find outside of Vermont, but well worth a rental if you do come across it.






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