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Angel City (1980)

Being forced to sell his land, Jared Teeter share with his family in search of a better life in Florida. They discover, like many other immigrants in Appalachia that work is scarce. Jared ... See full summary »

Directors:

Philip Leacock, Steve Carver (uncredited)

Writers:

James Lee Barrett, Patrick Smith (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Waite ... Jared Teeter
Paul Winfield ... Cy
Jennifer Warren ... Cloma Teeter
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Kristy Teeter
Mitchell Ryan ... Silas Creedy (as Mitch Ryan)
Robert MacNaughton ... Bennie Teeter
Red West ... Sud
Bob Minor ... Jabbo
Ken Renard ... The Cook
Paulene Myers ... Bertha
John David Allen John David Allen ... Jeff
Joe Dorsey ... Tom
Wallace Wilkinson ... Cyrus
Sandra Dorsey ... 1st Woman
Bob Hannah ... Fred
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Being forced to sell his land, Jared Teeter share with his family in search of a better life in Florida. They discover, like many other immigrants in Appalachia that work is scarce. Jared is reduced to working the fields in a forced labor camp called "Angel City". Creedy, the supervisor of Angel City is a sadistic man who maintains discipline through violence and intimidation. Days too long, too little pay, a lack of food, inadequate shelter, inhumanity and cruelty in Angel City encourage Jared to an escape attempt. He failed and he suffers. But he takes revenge on Creedy again when looking for a new girl for his harem: the daughter of Jared Teeter. Written by markyoloup

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They lied to him. Cheated him. Beat him. Then they kidnapped his daughter-and that was their last mistake! An inspiring story about the power of a family's love!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Field of Tears See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

For a couple seconds when Jared is carrying his dead dog, you can see the boom mic in the upper right hand corner of the screen. See more »

Soundtracks

Goin' Home
Composed by Billy Preston and Carol Connors
Sung by Billy Preston
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Good 'un
17 October 2005 | by richardokeeffeSee all my reviews

Dirt poor southern family Go West!" , find work, get abused and revolt. Ralph Waite is good as the paterfamilias and his change from solid hard-working farmer to (mini) revolutionary leader is believable.

Solid performances all round. It was a fruit/vegetable farm they were working on btw, not cotton - they spent their time pickin' the cuze' (cucumbers).

Nice decry of immigrant exploitation in the food industry. The traps used by the landowner (high rent, booking fee etc), and the hopelessness of the poverty trap get a good exposure Hope that eyes were opened etc.......................


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