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Ashes and Embers (1982)

A troubled Vietnam veteran hoping to forget the war and reconnect with American life struggles with disillusionment, self-worth, and cynicism.

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Haile Gerima

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Haile Gerima
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Anderson John Anderson ... Ned Charles
Evelyn A. Blackwell Evelyn A. Blackwell ... Grandma
Norman Blalock Norman Blalock ... Jim
Kathy Flewellen Kathy Flewellen ... Liza Jane
Uwezo Flewellen Uwezo Flewellen ... Kimathi
Bernard Nicolas Bernard Nicolas ... Veteran (as Bernard Nicholas)
Vantile Whitfield Vantile Whitfield ... (as Vantile Whitfield)
Barry Wiggins ... Randolph
Billy Woodberry Billy Woodberry ... Veteran
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A troubled Vietnam veteran hoping to forget the war and reconnect with American life struggles with disillusionment, self-worth, and cynicism.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Second Coming See more »

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Mypheduh Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Crazy Credits

The title of the film is given at the beginning of the closing credits as "The Second Coming". The opening credits consist of the title only as "Ashes and Embers". See more »

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References The Jazz Singer (1980) See more »

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A film that will change our lives.
6 October 2019 | by jennifernicolesweetSee all my reviews

Best film with very-real situations that impact your soul. No one could watch this film and not be better after viewing it.

We need more films like this AND we should see the films like this that were kept from a white American public. Truth greatly told.

This film demonstrates what a vet in Nam went through.


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