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To All My Friends on Shore (1972)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 25 February 1972
An airport redcap works hard to get his family out of the ghetto, only to discover that his son has sickle-cell anemia.

Director:

Gilbert Cates

Writers:

Bill Cosby (idea), Allan Sloane
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bill Cosby ... Blue
Gloria Foster ... Serena
Dennis Hines Dennis Hines ... Vandy
Bo Enivel Bo Enivel ... Clipboard Man
Dennis Tate Dennis Tate ... Dr. Folkman
Ray Mason Ray Mason ... Doctor
Garrett Saunders Garrett Saunders ... Garageman
David Mann David Mann ... Porter
Judy Mills Judy Mills ... Receptionist
Teddy Thompson Teddy Thompson ... Tempo
Steven Dohanos Steven Dohanos ... Traveler
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An airport redcap works hard to get his family out of the ghetto, only to discover that his son has sickle-cell anemia.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A todos mis amigos de la tierra See more »

Filming Locations:

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In the closing credits, Charles Federmarch is credited twice as "sound mixer". See more »

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To All My Friends on Shore presents a touching, dramatic Bill Cosby
3 March 2007 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Having mainly seen Dr. Cosby (I refer him as such because of his PHD) in "Fat Albert", "The Cosby Show", his movies with Sidney Poitier, and his guest appearances in various '70s variety shows (as well as starring in his own short-lived ABC show), I was wonderfully surprised to see him playing a dramatic role in this TV movie from his own idea about a ghetto man who works various jobs in order to save enough money to buy a home for his maid working/nurse training wife and his teenage son. Because he doesn't let his son out much, there is some animosity between them. Cosby does a good job in fleshing his character's background to his son during many of the walks and drives that are well staged by director Gilbert Gates (Oh, God! Book II, The Academy Awards). Gloria Foster (The Matrix I and II) is fine as the wife. The son (Dennis Hines) later gets a disease that is common for blacks so we also get some lessons about Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow People that leads to a very touching denouement. The $1 DVD I got is double-billed with The Black Brigade with Richard Pryor and Billy Dee Williams. Worth checking out for any Cosby fans.


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