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The Sophisticated Gents 

Successful black men who were saved from the streets as teenagers come together in a reunion to honor their mentor.
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1981  
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Complete series cast summary:
Sonny Jim Gaines Sonny Jim Gaines ...  Coach Charles 'Chappie' Davis 3 episodes, 1981
Paul Winfield ...  Richard 'Bubbles' Wiggins 3 episodes, 1981
Bernie Casey ...  Shurley Walker 3 episodes, 1981
Roosevelt Grier ...  Cudjo Evers 3 episodes, 1981
Thalmus Rasulala ...  Snake 3 episodes, 1981
Robert Hooks ...  Ezra 'Chops' Jackson 3 episodes, 1981
Raymond St. Jacques ...  D'Artagnan 'Dart' Parks 3 episodes, 1981
Ron O'Neal ...  Clarence 'Claire' Henderson 3 episodes, 1981
Melvin Van Peebles ...  Silky / ... 3 episodes, 1981
Dick Anthony Williams ...  Ralph Joplin 3 episodes, 1981
Rosalind Cash ...  Christine Jackson 3 episodes, 1981
Ja'net DuBois ...  Onetha Wiggins 3 episodes, 1981
Alfre Woodard ...  Evelyn Evers 3 episodes, 1981
Joanna Miles ...  Sandra 3 episodes, 1981
Janet MacLachlan ...  Diane Walker 3 episodes, 1981
Bibi Besch ...  Simone Parks 3 episodes, 1981
Denise Nicholas ...  Pat Henderson 3 episodes, 1981
Marlene Warfield ...  Lil Joplin 3 episodes, 1981
Beah Richards ...  Mae Porter 3 episodes, 1981
Albert Hall ...  Detective Swoop Ferguson 3 episodes, 1981
Harry Guardino ...  Vice Detective Collins 3 episodes, 1981
Robert Earl Jones ...  Big Ralph Joplin 3 episodes, 1981
Lynn Benisch ...  Renee Marcus 3 episodes, 1981
Al Fann ...  Sugar 3 episodes, 1981
John Zaremba ...  Mayor Farrington 3 episodes, 1981
Charles Blackwell Charles Blackwell ...  Heflin 3 episodes, 1981
Dennis Patrick ...  Wilbur Marcus 3 episodes, 1981
Davis Roberts ...  Perkins 3 episodes, 1981
Leigh Hamilton ...  Moon's Gail 3 episodes, 1981
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...  Mickey Mouse 3 episodes, 1981
Wayne Storm Wayne Storm ...  Slash Kwalick 3 episodes, 1981
Wally Taylor Wally Taylor ...  Wally Griggs 3 episodes, 1981
Candace McKendree Candace McKendree ...  Stewardess 3 episodes, 1981
Randy Lindsay Randy Lindsay ...  Caged Man 3 episodes, 1981
Gene Whittington Gene Whittington ...  Worker #1 3 episodes, 1981
René Le Vant René Le Vant ...  Actor 3 episodes, 1981
Mario Van Peebles ...  Nicholas 3 episodes, 1981
Alicia Dhanifu Alicia Dhanifu 3 episodes, 1981
Tom Delaney Tom Delaney ...  Worker #2 3 episodes, 1981
Christina Hart ...  Gerda 3 episodes, 1981
Clement von Franckenstein ...  Michael 3 episodes, 1981
Hank Brandt Hank Brandt ...  Clyde Fitzgerald 3 episodes, 1981
Mel Scott Mel Scott ...  Cutting 3 episodes, 1981
Casey Brown Casey Brown ...  Receptionist 3 episodes, 1981
Dee Timberlake Dee Timberlake ...  Chops' Secretary 3 episodes, 1981
Cynthia Latham Cynthia Latham ...  French Maid 3 episodes, 1981
Lawrence Green Lawrence Green ...  Sergeant 3 episodes, 1981
Mary Ellen O'Neill Mary Ellen O'Neill ...  Nurse 3 episodes, 1981
Harry Middlebrooks Harry Middlebrooks ...  Detective #1 3 episodes, 1981
Vince Trankina Vince Trankina ...  Detective #2 3 episodes, 1981
June Christopher ...  Dorrie 3 episodes, 1981
Junior Fann Junior Fann ...  Chappie's Woman 3 episodes, 1981
Mark Thomas Mark Thomas ...  Rhobert 3 episodes, 1981
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Nine members of an athletic social club for black youth reunite twenty-five years later to honor their former coach, but the reunion is marred by a number of undercurrents, including a murder investigation. Written by Morganalee

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USA

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English

Release Date:

29 September 1981 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Filmed in 1979. See more »

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best tv mini-series ever
1 November 2001 | by TenKgentSee all my reviews

in 1981 as the series aired i was magnetized to the screen. all of my 'main men' starred in The Sophisticated Gents...Winfield, Hooks, O'Neal, Rasulala...the story had depth and creditability...the acting was great and all characters were unique and well-developed...i have longed to see it again and again...glad was i to have the novel by John A Williams, The Junior Bachelor Society, from which Van Peebles developed the teleplay...the story was powerful and controversial for that time...many have missed a great series


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