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Marvin & Tige (1983)

PG | | Drama | December 1983 (USA)
Marvin, a heavy-drinking widower who has seen better days and now ekes out a living at odd jobs, meets Tige, an 11-year-old black boy about to kill himself because his mother has just died.... See full summary »

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Eric Weston

Writers:

Frankcina Glass (novel), Wanda Dell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Cassavetes ... Marvin Stewart
Billy Dee Williams ... Richard Davis
Gibran Brown Gibran Brown ... Tige Jackson
Denise Nicholas ... Vanessa Jackson (as Denise Nicholas-Hill)
Fay Hauser ... Brenda Davis
Georgia Allen Georgia Allen ... Carrie Carter
Jerry Penson Jerry Penson ... Policeman
Charles Darden Charles Darden ... TV Salesman
May K. Pearce May K. Pearce ... Nurse
Lou Walker ... Cab Driver
Rob Harke Rob Harke ... Driver
Danny Nelson Danny Nelson ... Bartender
Je Nie Fleming Je Nie Fleming ... Sylvia Davis
Frank Hart Frank Hart ... Dr. Ross
Tami Dash Tami Dash ... Shirley Carter
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Marvin, a heavy-drinking widower who has seen better days and now ekes out a living at odd jobs, meets Tige, an 11-year-old black boy about to kill himself because his mother has just died. With nowhere else to stay, Tige moves in with Marvin and they develop a close (if sometimes stormy) relationship which is good for both of them. Marvin wants to adopt Tige but knows that he is too poor to give him a good home, as becomes painfully clear when Tige catches pneumonia. Then he discovers who Tige's father is: a rich suburbanite who doesn't even know that Tige exists. Should he, and can he, give up the boy he loves, and who loves him, in favor of a stranger with the right genes and bank balance but who doesn't care? Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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A story of finding friendship and family where you least expect it.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Like Father and Son See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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The movie's release was delayed due to the prominence of the Atlanta child murder spree in the news at that time. The movie, set in Atlanta and dealing with the relationship between an adult and a child, was deemed too sensitive. See more »

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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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Wonderful Movie
8 August 2001 | by ccm2048See all my reviews

This movie was a real surprise for me. Its one of those show that you don't expect much from, then quite by surprise, you find yourself very much moved by the subject matter and the performance of the actors.


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