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The Displaced Person (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 12 April 1977
A conscientious but driven Polish refugee disrupts the hierarchy of power on a Georgia farm in the 1940s.

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writers:

Flannery O'Connor (short story), Horton Foote (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Irene Worth ... Mrs. McIntyre
Shirley Stoler ... Mrs. Shortley
Lane Smith ... Mr. Shortley
John Houseman ... Father Flynn
Robert Earl Jones ... Astor
Samuel L. Jackson ... Sulk
Noam Yerushalmi Noam Yerushalmi ... Mr. Guizac
Carolyn L. Bloodworth Carolyn L. Bloodworth
Mildred Brown Mildred Brown
Brad Deal Brad Deal
Dina Herrington Dina Herrington ... Sledgewig
Deborah Lee Jones Deborah Lee Jones
Vickie Tooke Vickie Tooke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Fonda ... Narrator
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A conscientious but driven Polish refugee disrupts the hierarchy of power on a Georgia farm in the 1940s.

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1977 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Samuel L. Jackson's first television movie. See more »

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Important for Flannery & film fans
3 July 2009 | by jaimemcgrathSee all my reviews

Top Five Reasons to See "The Displaced Person":

5 - John Houseman: surprisingly funny as a priest who adores peacocks, those symbols of resurrection, since salvation is central to this and all of O'Connor's work.

4 - Samuel L. Jackson: probably an embarrassing early role for him (his second according to IMDb), as a slow-minded farmhand routinely addressed by the dreaded "N" word.

3 - Bill Conti - scoring this TV movie fresh off his Rocky victory.

2 - Robert Earl Jones - father of James, playing a seriously "yessum" farmhand.

and the number one reason ...

1 - Andalusia - for lovers of Flannery's writing, this movie was shot on the working farm in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she spent most of her life, just twelve years after her death. The peacock probably wasn't one of hers, though (see http://www2.gcsu.edu/library/sc/collections/oconnor/focfaq.html). But who could tell the difference, anyway?


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