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House of Dies Drear (1984)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Crime  |  1998 (Germany)
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A young black man and his family move into a home in rural Ohio, and discover that during the Civil War it was used by a Dutch immigrant to smuggle runaway slaves to freedom. Soon they ... See full summary »

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A young black man and his family move into a home in rural Ohio, and discover that during the Civil War it was used by a Dutch immigrant to smuggle runaway slaves to freedom. Soon they begin to suspect that the ghosts of slaves who passed through there are haunting the house. Written by Anonymous

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Mayhew Skinner: Dies Drear's been dead a hundred years. He had no family. You had one. And you threw it away while you crawled around here all those days and nights.
Pluto: Mayhew, can't you see, son? This is our legacy, our heritage.
Mayhew Skinner: This isn't our heritage, it's the ART COLLECTION of a rich 19th-century ECCENTRIC! THE ONLY THING THAT'S UNDER HERE THAT'S REALLY OUR HERITAGE ARE THOSE SLAVE REGISTERS! The rest is just earthly goods... and you traded it all for Mother and me.
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A good historical thriller for kids
24 August 2003 | by (Fort Collins, Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

While I have not read the book and cannot comment on Sarah from London's remarks, I think that labeling a move as "Pretty bad" is pretty bad! This is a movie for kids and adults may laugh about the plot and characters, but it's for kids! My son enjoyed it and was not only entranced, but got an idea about how the Underground Railroad worked! How many kids movies actually teach them something that they probably won't learn in most schools?


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