MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,687 this week

A House Divided (2000)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama  |  30 July 2000 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 168 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 3 critic

In the aftermath of the terrible Civil War which has devastated the South, Amanda America Dixon returns home to find she has become the sole heir to a vast cotton plantation. But the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(book), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 71 titles
created 20 Feb 2011
 
a list of 355 titles
created 09 May 2012
 
A
a list of 1769 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 136 titles
created 23 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "A House Divided" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A House Divided (TV Movie 2000)

A House Divided (TV Movie 2000) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A House Divided.
3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Feast of All Saints (TV Movie 2001)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Robert Ri'chard, Peter Gallagher, Gloria Reuben
Mr. and Mrs. Loving (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have... See full summary »

Director: Richard Friedenberg
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Lela Rochon, Ruby Dee
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Epic television miniseries exploring the complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, who conducted a 38 year love affair, spanning an ocean, ultimately producing children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.

Director: Charles Haid
Stars: Sam Neill, Carmen Ejogo, Diahann Carroll
Cora Unashamed (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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?

Director: Deborah Pratt
Stars: Regina Taylor, Cherry Jones, Ellen Muth
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Stephanie Linus
Stars: Pascal Atuma, Cheyenne Christenson, Maria Coloma
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

"Something More" is more than just a comedy. It's a study of relationships, real life and raw humor of Sam and his friends - a group of guys who play basketball, play poker, and play the ... See full summary »

Director: Rob W. King
Stars: Michael A. Goorjian, Chandra West, David Lovgren
A Woman Called Moses (TV Movie 1978)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A film about the life and career of the African American abolitionist and slave escape leader, Harriet Tubman.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Cicely Tyson, Orson Welles, Will Geer
Body and Soul (2000)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Charlie Davis, an ambitious small-town boxer with dreams of making it as a professional, travels to Reno with his unwavering friend Tiny. On his climb to the top, he loses himself and the ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Henry Kass
Stars: Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Michael Chiklis, Jennifer Beals
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A rock diva (Jennifer Beals) with a lengthy and often turbulent career hires a new assistant (Keri Lynn Pratt) whose sweet, helpful demeanor masks ulterior motives.

Director: Jonathan Craven
Stars: Jennifer Beals, Keri Lynn Pratt, Molly Hagan
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Special Agent Jennifer Beck is a intrepid FBI agent who is assigned to solve the case of a multimillionaire couple missing daughter. As the clues begin to reveal themselves, Beck, who has a... See full summary »

Director: John Stead
Stars: Jennifer Beals, Jonathan Goad, David Storch
Mama Flora's Family (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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.

Director: Peter Werner
Stars: Cicely Tyson, Erika Alexander, Blair Underwood
Unbowed (1999)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Nanci Rossov
Stars: Tembi Locke, Jay Tavare, Chuma Gault
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
David Dickson
...
Amanda Dickson
...
Julia
...
Charles Dubose
...
Elizabeth Dickson
Sean McCann ...
Rutherford
Ron White ...
Henry Dickson
Colin Fox ...
Doctor Lovick
...
Lt. Brooks
Alison Sealy-Smith ...
Ruth
...
Judge Stevens
Dara Perlmutter ...
Amanda (age 10)
Kayla Perlmutter ...
Amanda (age 5)
Omar McIntosh ...
Young Boy
Troy Seivwright-Adams ...
Silvester
Edit

Storyline

In the aftermath of the terrible Civil War which has devastated the South, Amanda America Dixon returns home to find she has become the sole heir to a vast cotton plantation. But the dreadful secret which has blighted her life threatens to deprive her of the birthright which her beloved father David had struggled for so long to create. Raised by her father and grandmother to be the perfect white Southern Belle, Amanda's true mother was a black slave Julia. Confronted with the forces of greed and bigotry, Amanda has to face not only the hatred of a racist world, but the complex truth of a family whose lives have been built on a lie. Written by jbjb

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent material including a sexual assault, and for some language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 July 2000 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The movie centers on a trial challenging the validity of a Georgia plantation owner's will leaving the land to the illegitimate daughter he fathered with his Black slave in the 1840s. The film shows this to be a jury trial. That caused alarms to go off in my head since jury trials generally are not permitted in probate cases in the US. I did a quick Google search. According to an article in the November 1986 Georgia State Bar Journal, page 96, jury trials were first allowed in Georgia probate court on July 1, 1986, about 100 years after this trial supposedly took place. See more »

Connections

References Pinky (1949) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Better than expected
24 March 2005 | by (Victoria, Canada) – See all my reviews

I hesitated when renting this as it looked like a sappy made-for-TV movie. It turned out to be well acted and there were no outright heroes or villains. The flashbacks to 30 or 40 years were well done: the people looked and acted younger, and as time went on their characters developed (as do real people.)

In particular I enjoyed the relationship between David and Julia. The only drawback was Amanda's "hurt person" acting -- she didn't really seem to be hurting, just kinda vacant.

I was also amazed that this was a Canadian movie. Maybe that's what made it work. Looking back on it now, I see how it was very non-Hollywood.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A House Divided (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?