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Good Fences (2003)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  2 February 2003 (USA)
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Good Fences is about an upwardly mobile black family for whom the American dream becomes a nightmare. Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed... See full summary »

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Tom Spader
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Mabel Spader
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Tommy-Two (age 17)
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Ruth Crisp
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Stormy (age 17)
Ashley Archer ...
Stormy (age 13)
Marie V. Cruz ...
Mrs. Suziharo (as Marie Cruz)
Vincent McCurdy-Clark ...
Tommy-Two (age 12)
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Governor's Wife (as Alex Amini)
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ...
Mabel's Mother
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Tina (as Marlyne Afflack)
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Tom Spader (as Matthew Brown)
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Sylvia Falcon
Dustin Cass ...
Tom - age 10
Munro Chambers ...
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Good Fences is about an upwardly mobile black family for whom the American dream becomes a nightmare. Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their two kids out of their mixed lower-middle-class town and into the posh enclave of Greenwich, Connecticut. Written by Patrick Spreng

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In Greenwich, no one can hear you scream.

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Rated R for sexuality, some language and violence | See all certifications »
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In one of the scenes where the family is gathered in front of the TV, the daughter, Stormy, is seen reading a magazine. On both the cover and the back cover of the magazine there is a clearly recognizable picture of supermodel Claudia Schiffer (active from 1988 on). The scene was supposed to be taking place around the time of the first airing of the TV series "Roots" - 1977. See more »

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Not a good movie
26 November 2004 | by (Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

I was true to my regard for Mr. Glover and Ms. Goldberg. I watched the entire film with my family and some friends. I have no idea what the movie was about. After much discussion, we all agreed that this was not one of their better efforts.

It doesn't hang together very well. It is too choppy, and there is little comedy. I am disappointed. It could have been much better.

I waited months to see this film based on the liner notes.

Don't waste your money unless you are a completist and just want to see all of Mr. Glover's and Ms. Goldberg's films.

It was a poor way to spend an evening.


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