Mama Flora reflects on her life while trying to help her grand-daughter get her life right and be a better mother for her son. All while bringing the family she has left back together. Movies takes place from the 1910s to the 1970s.
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 Mama Flora (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Young Flora (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Willie (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Diana (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Luke (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Don (2 episodes, 1998)
Wynton Yates ...
 Don (Teenager) (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Diana (Teenager) (2 episodes, 1998)
Patty Mack ...
 Pearl (1913-1919) (2 episodes, 1998)
Michelle Benjamin Cooper ...
 Pearl (1932-1942) (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Pearl (1955-1970) (2 episodes, 1998)
Wesley Yates ...
 Booker Palmer (Age 8) (2 episodes, 1998)
Preston Wigasi Brant ...
 Booker Palmer (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Albie (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Young Willie (2 episodes, 1998)
Tommy Hollis ...
 Reverend Jackson (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Ernestine (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Ben (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Ruthana (Teenager) (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Booker Palmer (Adult) (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Jessica (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Mrs. Hopkins (Younger Woman) (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Mrs. Hopkins (Older Woman) (2 episodes, 1998)
Carol Mitchell-leon ...
 Flora's Mama (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Ab (2 episodes, 1998)
Tom Even ...
 Judge Bennett (2 episodes, 1998)
Tom Turbiville ...
 Officer Kowalski (2 episodes, 1998)
Patrick Reid Binion ...
 Officer Vizzo (2 episodes, 1998)
Johnny Cenicola ...
 Sam Phillips (Age 8) (2 episodes, 1998)
Mitchell Laurance ...
 State's Attorney (2 episodes, 1998)
Kathryn Firago ...
 Mrs. Phillips (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Lincoln (2 episodes, 1998)
Timothy Michaels ...
 Kevin Hopkins (Young Man) (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Deacon Sanford (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Flora's Pa (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Sam Phillips (Young Man) (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Bessie (2 episodes, 1998)
Jody Thompson ...
 Another Boy (2 episodes, 1998)
Benji Wilhoite ...
 White Boy (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Johnny Metzer (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Charlie (1912) (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Charlie (1941) (2 episodes, 1998)
John Lawhorn ...
 Porter #1 (2 episodes, 1998)
Endia Yates ...
 Ruthana (Age 5) (2 episodes, 1998)
Cekoya Tolbert ...
 Ruthana (Age 10) (2 episodes, 1998)
David Kote ...
 Louis (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Ralph (2 episodes, 1998)
Stuart Culpepper ...
 General Whitlow (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Kevin Hopkins (Older Man) (2 episodes, 1998)
J. White Burton ...
 Mary Mitchell (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Mr. Anderson (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Clerk (1955) (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Foreman (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Gavin Hopkins (2 episodes, 1998)
Angela Thigpen ...
 Victoria (2 episodes, 1998)
Georgia Allen ...
 Nana Fleming (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Black Soldier (2 episodes, 1998)
Bob King ...
 Farmer (1920) (2 episodes, 1998)
Kedren Werner ...
 Maertha (2 episodes, 1998)
Eliott Keener ...
 Medicine Man (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Older Nurse (2 episodes, 1998)
Gerald Brown ...
 Another Man (1941) (2 episodes, 1998)
Ron Leggett ...
 Hank (2 episodes, 1998)
Annie Joe Edwards ...
 Landlady (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Man (1941) (2 episodes, 1998)
Erik Kilpatrick ...
 Reggie (2 episodes, 1998)
Libby Whittemore ...
 Nurse (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Woman with Baby (2 episodes, 1998)
Richie Dye ...
 Star Café Manager (2 episodes, 1998)
Mert Hatfield ...
 Sheriff (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Waitress (2 episodes, 1998)
Wendy Boatright ...
 Shapely Blonde (2 episodes, 1998)
Craig Winkleman ...
 Young Man (2 episodes, 1998)
James Mayberry ...
 Blood Donor #1 (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Public Defender (2 episodes, 1998)
Scott Oliver ...
 Judge Hogan (2 episodes, 1998)
Antonne Broussard ...
 Juror (2 episodes, 1998)
Joe Cobb Jr. ...
 Dock Worker #2 (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Bar Patron (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Slave (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Dancer (2 episodes, 1998)
Davontae Jones ...
 Malcolm (Age 4) (2 episodes, 1998)
Javontae Jones ...
 Malcolm (Age 4) (2 episodes, 1998)
Kevin Kersey ...
 Young Kevin (2 episodes, 1998)
Tina King ...
 House Maid (2 episodes, 1998)
Earl Maddox ...
 Racist (2 episodes, 1998)
Faye Yvette McQueen ...
 Dancer (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Lincoln Fleming (2 episodes, 1998)
Kalaab Morton ...
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Mama Flora reflects on her life while trying to help her grand-daughter get her life right and be a better mother for her son. All while bringing the family she has left back together. Movies takes place from the 1910s to the 1970s.

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When blood covered young Flora goes to pick up her crying baby after his father has been shot, the baby has blood on the bottom of his diaper (and on his body) that was obviously there BEFORE Flora picked him up. See more »

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Cicely's brilliant!
14 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With an all star cast, Cicely Tyson deserved at least an Emmy nomination for her performance as Flora Henning Palmer. The other cast members is Mario Van Peebles as her son, William Palmer, Queen Latifah as her granddaughter who has a baby boy and is in need of trouble. What does Grandma Flora do but bring them to her home in Stockton, Tennessee from the big city of Baltimore. She begins to tell her story in flashbacks. There is young Flora played brilliantly by Erika Alexander. Young Flora falls in love with the plantation owner's son who hires Flora to care for his elderly grandmother played memorably by Della Reese. Young Flora realizes that nothing can happen between them and she ends the relationship and he ends her employment. She ends back home in her parents' shack. She gives birth to a baby boy that is ripped from her and given by force to his father. She is forced to leave town or her family would lose their farm. Young Flora falls in love again in a new town in Stockton, Tennessee on the road to Memphis when a railroad conductor suggests she stops in this town along the way. She stays, works, and gets married to cotton picker, Booker Palmer. They have a son and she works for a white woman in town who has a baby. When her husband doesn't get enough for his cotton, he resorts to stealing and he gets murdered for it by a white man who gets away with it. Their son Willie drops out of school and Flora is raising her niece since her sister died. There are unforgettable scenes like the one where Flora tries to write since she was never taught in school or when she is honored by her church who kept her going. I know the film may be stereotypical at times but Cicely rises above the occasion like phoenix. She is a just one of America's brilliant actresses who can take on any role and make it her own completely.


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