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A House Divided (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  30 July 2000 (USA)
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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 »

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David Dickson
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Amanda Dickson
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Julia
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Charles Dubose
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Elizabeth Dickson
Sean McCann ...
Rutherford
Ron White ...
Henry Dickson
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Lt. Brooks
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Ruth
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Judge Stevens
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Amanda (age 10)
Kayla Perlmutter ...
Amanda (age 5)
Omar McIntosh ...
Young Boy
Troy Seivwright-Adams ...
Silvester
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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

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

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Worth watching.
17 November 2001 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie on video and saw it in my local video store. A House Divided is about a family torn apart by indifference and love. This is based on a true story. Amanda is born to an affluent Southern family and grows up with priviiledges that her plantation father can affort. Her father kept a secret about her background of her real mother. It is worth watching how people get along in an unusual way.


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