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Common Ground (1990)

Fact based story about the racial tensions that occurred in Boston in the 1970's because of court ordered busing to end desegregation. The story focuses on an African-American mother ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Newell

Writers:

J. Anthony Lukas (book), Edward Hume (teleplay)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Erika Alexander ... Cassandra Twymon
Roy T. Anderson ... Ted Landsmark
Bobby Bell Bobby Bell ... Mugger
Matt Birman ... Irish Protester
Linda Callow Linda Callow ... Florist
Tamiko Campbell Tamiko Campbell ... Little Rachel
James Canning ... Larry Matthews
Jenne Carey Jenne Carey ... Youngest Cassandra
Beeson Carroll Beeson Carroll ... Kerrigan
Ken Cheeseman ... Matt
Jane Curtin ... Alice McGoff
Natalie Danglade Natalie Danglade ... Cassandra as young girl
Georgia Emelin ... Lisa McGoff
Frankie Faison
James Farentino ... Mayor Kevin White
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Storyline

Fact based story about the racial tensions that occurred in Boston in the 1970's because of court ordered busing to end desegregation. The story focuses on an African-American mother determined to get her children a quality education and a white lawyer trying to deal with inner city problems. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wspólna planeta See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to J. Anthony Lukas, the author of the original book, Jane Curtin was reading 'Common Ground' when originally offered the role. See more »

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