7.4/10
191
3 user

A Woman Called Moses 

A film about the life and career of the African American abolitionist and slave escape leader, Harriet Tubman.
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1978  
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Roots (1977)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Story of a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

Director: John Korty
Stars: Cicely Tyson, Eric Brown, Richard Dysart
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Mama Flora reflects on her life while trying to help her grand-daughter get her life right and be a better mother for her son. All while bringing the family she has left back together. Movies takes place from the 1910s to the 1970s.

Stars: Cicely Tyson, Erika Alexander, Blair Underwood
Ray I (2004)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington
The Women of Brewster Place (TV Series 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown housing project on Brewster Place in an unidentified eastern city; across three ... See full summary »

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Mary Alice, Olivia Cole
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Jason Bernard ...  Daddy Ben Ross 2 episodes, 1978
Clifford David ...  Doc Thompson 2 episodes, 1978
Judyann Elder ...  Bernette Wilson 2 episodes, 1978
John Getz ...  Stewart 2 episodes, 1978
Mae Mercer Mae Mercer ...  Aunt Juba 2 episodes, 1978
Hari Rhodes ...  Tavwell Robinson 2 episodes, 1978
James Sikking ...  McCracken 2 episodes, 1978
Charles Weldon ...  Shadrack Davis 2 episodes, 1978
Dick Anthony Williams ...  John Tubman 2 episodes, 1978
Jean Foster Jean Foster ...  Young Harriet Tubman 2 episodes, 1978
Malik Carter Malik Carter ...  Black Man 2 episodes, 1978
Marilyn Coleman Marilyn Coleman ...  Molly 2 episodes, 1978
Todd Davis Todd Davis ...  Jim 2 episodes, 1978
Cecilia Hart ...  Susan Broadas 2 episodes, 1978
Alice Hirson ...  Miss Rodham 2 episodes, 1978
Hector Maisonette Hector Maisonette ...  Josiah 'Joe' Bailey 2 episodes, 1978
John Perak ...  Charley 2 episodes, 1978
Hank Rolike ...  Amos 2 episodes, 1978
Patricia Smith ...  Mrs. Leah Jenkins 2 episodes, 1978
Ann Weldon Ann Weldon ...  Mama Ritt Ross 2 episodes, 1978
Howard Witt ...  Edward Broadas 2 episodes, 1978
Jimmy Bridges ...  Young Shadrack Davis 2 episodes, 1978
Eugene Daniels Eugene Daniels ...  Patroller #1 2 episodes, 1978
Robert Harper Robert Harper ...  Wagon Driver 2 episodes, 1978
Melody Harris Melody Harris ...  Tilly 2 episodes, 1978
Michael Hayward Michael Hayward ...  Coleman's Man #1 2 episodes, 1978
Peter Hellman Peter Hellman ...  Karl Muller 2 episodes, 1978
Don Hood ...  Tom Hughett 2 episodes, 1978
B.J. Hopper B.J. Hopper ...  Chairman 2 episodes, 1978
James Jeter James Jeter ...  Bowers 2 episodes, 1978
Kedren Jones Kedren Jones ...  Elvina 2 episodes, 1978
Roy Jones Roy Jones ...  Robert Ross 2 episodes, 1978
Jerry Leggio ...  Coleman's Man #3 2 episodes, 1978
Minnie Summers Lindsey ...  Rebecca 2 episodes, 1978
Dennis McCarthy Dennis McCarthy ...  Boatman 2 episodes, 1978
James O'Connell James O'Connell ...  Conductor 2 episodes, 1978
F. William Parker ...  Buyer 2 episodes, 1978
Kenneth Rogers Kenneth Rogers ...  Edward Broad 2 episodes, 1978
Ray Spruell Ray Spruell ...  Planter 2 episodes, 1978
James Steele James Steele ...  Patroller #2 2 episodes, 1978
Emmanuel Thomas Emmanuel Thomas ...  Willie 2 episodes, 1978
Elliot Washington Elliot Washington ...  Benjie Ross 2 episodes, 1978
Kenneth White Kenneth White ...  Heckler 2 episodes, 1978
Frances E. Williams Frances E. Williams ...  Old Woman In Church 2 episodes, 1978
Roberta Jean Williams Roberta Jean Williams ...  Addie Robinson 2 episodes, 1978
Sylvia Kuumba Williams Sylvia Kuumba Williams ...  Mammy Portia 2 episodes, 1978
Jerii Woods Jerii Woods ...  Martha Robinson 2 episodes, 1978
Will Geer ...  Thomas Garrett 2 episodes, 1978
Robert Hooks ...  William Still 2 episodes, 1978
Cicely Tyson ...  Harriet Ross Tubman 2 episodes, 1978
James Wainwright ...  Andrew Coleman 2 episodes, 1978
Orson Welles ...  Narrator 2 episodes, 1978
Edit

Storyline

A film about the life and career of the African American abolitionist and slave escape leader, Harriet Tubman.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While they call her Harriet from the start, her first name was really Aramintha. She became Harriet when she gave up her slave name, Aramintha Ross, and chose a name for herself, Harriet Tubman. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Cicely Tyson/Talking Heads (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

A Woman Called Moses
(theme song)
Written by Van McCoy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This is a wonderful movie that all black people must see.
24 May 2016 | by ariejamieSee all my reviews

I remember learning about Harriet Tubman and reading a few books about her as a child. When I learned that there was a movie, I knew I had to see it and I purchased it. After seeing it for the first time it was captivating and inspiring. I absolutely love this movie, it is my favorite of all times. I purchased this movie many years ago and I have watched it many times in fact it stays in my DVD player at all times (test me). I can recite most of the lines from the move. My favorite is the quote she uses that defies struggles. That was an epiphany moment, it changed my outlook on struggles and gave new meaning to endurance. The 1st time I saw this movie she became my hero! I remember thinking, for a woman living in those times and being confined to that situation, to show that kind of strength was incredible and life changing for me. Cicely Tyson brought her to life for me, no one else (in my opinion) could've played her.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed