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Cora Unashamed -- US Home Video Trailer from Warner Bros.


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Writers (WGA):
Langston Hughes (short story)
Ann Peacock (teleplay)
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Release Date:
25 October 2000 (USA) See more »
Set in the 1930's Iowa, where the Cora's family live as the community's only African-Americans. and supported only by Cora's being a housekeeper to the Studevants. When tragedy strikes, will Cora's speak the truth...with consequences? | Add synopsis »
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Regina Taylor ... Cora Jenkins

Cherry Jones ... Lizbeth Studevant

Ellen Muth ... Jessie at 18

Michael Gaston ... Arthur Studevant

Kohl Sudduth ... Joe

Arlen Dean Snyder ... Dr. Siebels

CCH Pounder ... Ma Jenkins

Tinashe ... Josephine (as Tinashe Kachingwe)
Molly Graham ... Jessie at 5

Ben Easter ... Willie Matsoulis
Tiffany M. Wren ... Mary at 13
Melissa Albright ... Mary at 26
Tom Woodward ... Reverend Macelroy
Bethany Larson ... Muriel Debord
David Fritts ... Tom Debord
Stephen George ... Luther Jenkins
John Easter ... Mr. Matsoulis
Logan Rees ... Paperboy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jessica Beebe ... Townswoman (uncredited)

Jim Brockhohn ... Farmer (uncredited)
John Earl Robinson ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Deborah Pratt  (as Deborah M. Pratt)
Writing credits
Langston Hughes (short story)

Ann Peacock (teleplay)

Produced by
Ronald Colby .... co-producer
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer
Anne Hopkins .... executive producer
Stephen Kulczycki .... executive producer
Andrea Lapins .... associate producer
Marian Rees .... executive producer
Marian Rees .... producer
Original Music by
Patrice Rushen 
Cinematography by
Ernest Holzman 
Film Editing by
Debra I. Moore 
Casting by
Olivia Harris 
Phyllis Huffman 
Production Design by
Marcia Calosio 
Art Direction by
Paul Steffensen 
Set Decoration by
Troy Alan Peters 
Costume Design by
Karyn Wagner 
Makeup Department
Leonard Drake .... key hair stylist
Laini Thompson .... makeup department head
Production Management
Ronald Colby .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald Sparks .... first assistant director (as Donald L. Sparks)
Robin Warren .... second assistant director
Linda Wilson .... second second assistant director
Art Department
James L. Avery Jr. .... greensman (as James Avery)
Carol Baty .... property master
David L. Bush .... leadman
Sound Department
Kenneth R. Burton .... re-recording mixer (as Ken Burton)
Veda Campbell .... sound mixer
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... adr mixer
Stephen Grubbs .... supervising sound editor
Doug Kent .... supervising sound editor
Andre Perreault .... re-recording mixer (as André Perreault)
Jamison Schweitzer .... cableman
Winfred Tennison .... boom operator (as Winifred Tennison)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul DeMarte .... first assistant camera
Michael Dronge .... key grip
Bob Greene .... still photographer
Mark A. Lindsay .... gaffer (as Mark Lindsey)
Melissa Freeman .... camera loader (uncredited)
John Pycha .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Ann Wilkinson .... casting: Iowa (as Ann E. Wilkinson)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brigit Jones .... set costumer
Heather Pain .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Brandon Lane .... post-production assistant
Donald Rounds .... assistant editor (as Don Rounds)
Location Management
Tim Swan .... location manager (as Tim Leary Swan)
Music Department
F. Byron Clark .... music score mixer (as Frank Byron Clark)
Barry Moran .... music editor
Lori Slomka .... music editor
Transportation Department
Andy Straub .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Cathy Andrade .... assistant accountant
Jenny Cowen .... assistant: Ms. Rees
Chris Debiec .... production coordinator (as Christopher A. Debiec)
Mary Mitchel .... script supervisor (as Mary M. Patton)
Glenn Nicol .... production accountant
Steve Pawera .... controller
Frederic Perrin .... caterer
Laura Tryon .... administration

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Australia:93 min
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Where were the Emmy judges?, 1 June 2003
Author: Brett Walter ( from Santa Clarita, CA

Why was the film overlooked by the Emmy awards? There were so many good things about this film that deserved recognition. First of all, Ann Peacock's teleplay should not have gone unnoticed. Peacock managed to turn a 10 page short story into a 95 minute film, while keeping true to Hughes's style. The performances by Regina Taylor and Cherry Jones were top notch. The sets, costumes, hairstyling were all so good. This realy was overlooked.

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