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Down in the Delta (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 December 1998 (USA)
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Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »

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Earl Sinclair
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Rosa Lynn
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Annie
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Zenia
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Thomas
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Tracy
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Monica
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Marco
Sandra Caldwell ...
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Colleen Williams ...
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Philip Akin ...
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Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also telling them about the generations of their family, the Sinclairs, dating back to their time in slavery before the the Civil War. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Sometimes, the last place you expected to be is the one place you've always belonged...

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Rated PG-13 for drug related material | See all certifications »
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25 December 1998 (USA)  »

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Daroma La'Delta  »

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$1,636,678 (USA) (25 December 1998)

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$5,662,985 (USA) (19 February 1999)
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When Rosa Lynn Sinclair retrieves the letter from Earl Sinclair in her mailbox, the number on the box (her apartment number) is 817. On the letter it is addressed to apartment #5. See more »

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Will Sinclair: I don't know how she's going to recognize me. She thinks somebody else is her own dead mother.
Earl Sinclair: Oh, yeah? Maybe somethin' come back if she more of ya.
Will Sinclair: Dad, how many times we got to talk about this? I'm not moving back to Mississippi.
Earl Sinclair: But your roots are here.
Will Sinclair: You taught me that my roots are here.
Will Sinclair: [pause, looks at the checkerboard] Whose move is it? You always do this. Why do you always start talking and then you...
Earl Sinclair: Your move.
[chuckles]
Earl Sinclair: Your move!
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Where Would I Be
Written by Gerald Levert, Randy Bowland and Curtis Dowd
Performed by The Leverts (Eddie, Gerald & Sean)
Published by Divided Music Inc. (BMI)
Administered by Zomba Songs Inc. (BMI)/Smoobie Music (ASCAP)
Gerald Levert appears courtesy of EastWest Records/
Elektra Entertainment Group
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A different kind of rehab.
25 March 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Down in the Delta" is a sanitized, journeyman film about a black Chicago mother of two who is sent to visit family in the Mississippi delta region with the hope that family ties, values, and environment can help her rehabilitate herself. Although an obvious "feel good" fabrication, "Down..." has a sufficient depth and charm to make it a thoroughly enjoyable watch with some good lessons for all.


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