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The Sky Is Gray (1980)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie
A young boy named James comes of age in 1940s Louisiana and grapples with what it means to be black during a time of racism and poverty. James's mother accompanies her son to town to see ... See full summary »

Director:

Stan Lathan

Writers:

Charles Fuller (teleplay), Ernest J. Gaines (story)
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Olivia Cole ... Octavia
James Bond III ... James
Margaret Avery ... Rosemary
Cleavon Little ... Monsieur Bayonne
Chez Lister Chez Lister ... Ty
Susan French ... Helena
Clinton Derricks-Carroll ... Student
Hal Williams ... Preacber
Roberta Jean Williams Roberta Jean Williams ... Young Lady
Hilda Haynes Hilda Haynes ... Woman
Lynn Arden Lynn Arden ... Nurse
Reuben Collins Reuben Collins ... Pimp
Beverly Johnson ... John Lee's Mother
Kenny Johnson Kenny Johnson ... John Lee Williams
Macon McCalman ... Ernest
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A young boy named James comes of age in 1940s Louisiana and grapples with what it means to be black during a time of racism and poverty. James's mother accompanies her son to town to see about the boy's nagging toothache, and his journey soon becomes an eye-opening odyssey. Written by alfiehitchie

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Movie with a lesson for all
5 April 2005 | by getoutofdabubbleSee all my reviews

The Sky Is Gray is a great portrayal of racial differences. I think the message it sends about how people treat each other is important. Examples of this are shown in the episode of the dentist offices with the poor treatment received to the patients, also in the kindness given to James and his mother by the old couple. Also this movie shows a strong relationship between mother and son. It shows the mother teaching her son to be a great man and him looking up to his mother and respecting her wishes. The reason I did not give this film a 10 is due to the length of the film it was very short, only lasting less than an hour, I wished it would of lasted longer.


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