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The Pride of Jesse Hallam (1981)

Jesse Hallam, an illiterate coal miner from Kentucky, moves to Cincinnati so that his daughter may receive spinal surgery. Determined to support his family in the city, he decides he must ... See full summary »

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... Jesse Hallam
... Marion Galucci
Ben Marley ... Ted Hallam
... Sal Galucci
... Policeman
Chrystal Smith ... Jenny Hallam
... Uncle Charley
Linda Bennett ... Receptionist
Viola Borden ... Mrs. Kleeman
Michael Burnham ... Tully
Tara Cash ... Student
Malinda Comer ... Clerk
Ray Comier ... Trucker
William Dickerson ... Schofield (as William Dickenson)
Dale Doerman ... 2nd Policeman
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Jesse Hallam, an illiterate coal miner from Kentucky, moves to Cincinnati so that his daughter may receive spinal surgery. Determined to support his family in the city, he decides he must learn how to read and write as an adult, and resolves to graduate from high school. Written by Anonymous

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3 March 1981 (USA)  »

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Uncredited actor Lare Roberts' 1972 Mustang Convertible used in son chase scene. See more »

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Parker: [last lines... Parker calls roll after the class has settled down] Hallam, Jesse.
Jesse Hallam: [proudly] Here.
Parker: Hallam, Theodore.
Ted Hallam: [proudly] Here.
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Sung by Johnny Cash
Written by John Prine
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It is an old movie but well done ideal for family.
16 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

Mr Cash has always been a champion for the down trodden who is more disadvantaged in this world than the illiterate. I have seen many movies and this one hits home not for me but for my grandfather he was illiterate but he had a heart of gold no one did more to form my views of right and wrong more than he. When he passed I felt like an orphan ever since even though I have both parents today at 42. He passed in 76 he never learned to read and was dependent on the aid of his wife as the character in this movie was. This movie inspires you to go and help people learn to read I could not imagine a life not able to read it removes most of the con men out our way.Yet so many today know how to read they still follow the pied piper just like the fairy tale makes you wonder because the illiterate would see right through these politicians we have today. I remember my grandfather yelling "you crook" at the television when President Nixon resigned 8-09-1974 I was 6 rarely did he get upset hardly ever did he talk negative of another.


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