John Kane (Sidney Poitier) always seems to know when there will be a death in his family, despite not being in touch with them, and returns to his hometown. He has come home again, to be at his sister's deathbed and funeral. There is a strike in the town, and the police think he is a labor agitator. His well-used passport and unusual book collection only fuel their suspicions. But the town's doctor has always noticed that John is different, and thinks he has a larger purpose in life.
Where have you been, Brother John...and what are you doing here now?
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Did You Know?
Columbia Pictures was denied the use of the name Kane for this picture by a 3-man industry panel on April 24, 1970. RKO claimed the moniker would be detrimental to the movie Citizen Kane (1941) which was still in re-issue. Variety, May 20, 1970. See more
What do you want from me Doctor Thomas? I can't tell you anything.
I know. You might just be a paranoid schizophrenic, and I might be a senile psychotic sharing your delusion.
Children of the Summer
Music by Quincy Jones
and lyrics by Ernie Sheldon
Performed by Clydie King See more