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In 1957, black lawyer John Williams has to defend his nephew Charlie, who is accused of strangling a white boy to death. John doesn't believe Charlie did it, and although Charlie confesses, John wants to find out the real truth. Written by Anonymous

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Bring this film back
14 October 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I think this film could teach all people, including Black, White & Gay

folk.... what hate is about and what it can cause society as well as

family.... I would love to see this film brought back and put into

theaters...

I had the privilege of working on the Canadian Casting. Even after

reading the script, I knew right away that it would make a great

film. I was blown away and brought to tears when I actually saw it

on the big screen.

I was so disappointed when it disappeared after only a short time.

I tell people about this film all the time. It's a shame that it hasn't

been advertised more.

To date, this is my favorite film.

Juli Ann Kay, CSA / CDC Juli-Ann Kay Casting Toronto, Ontario


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