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Sudie and Simpson (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 11 September 1990
Based on Sarah Flanigan Carter's autobiographical novel about growing up in World War II-era Georgia, Sudie Harrington, a feisty twelve-year-old, befriends Simpson, a gentle black man accused of impropriety with a child.

Director:

Joan Tewkesbury

Writers:

Sara Flanigan (book) (as Sara Flanigan Carter), Sara Flanigan (teleplay) (as Sara Flanigan Carter) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Simpson
Sara Gilbert ... Sudie Harrigan
John M. Jackson ... Dr. Walter Stubbs (as John Jackson)
Frances Fisher ... Mrs. Marge Allen, English Teacher
Paige Danahy Paige Danahy ... Mary Agnes Clark, Sudie's best friend
Ken Strong Ken Strong ... Mr. Harrigan
Robby Preddy Robby Preddy ... Mrs. Hester Harrigan
Larry Black Larry Black ... Mr. Etheridge, School Principal
Scott Brian Higgs Scott Brian Higgs ... Lem Coker, Linlow Ga. Townsman (as Scott Higgs)
Howard Kingkade Howard Kingkade ... Earl Rice, Pedophile Teacher
Tim Powell ... Mr. Lester Clark
Linda Pierce Linda Pierce ... Mrs. Clark
Jane Smithwick Jane Smithwick ... Nettie, Mary Agnes' friend
Wallace Wilkinson ... Preacher Clifford Miller
Amanda Pillow Amanda Pillow ... Clara Mae McMillian
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Sudie and Simpson, Louis Gossett, Jr. stars in this film based on Sarah Flanigan Carter's autobiographical novel about growing up in World War II-era Georgia, Sudie Harrington, a feisty twelve-year-old, befriends Simpson, a gentle black man accused of impropriety with a child.

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Drama

Certificate:

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Sudie Harrigan: I never knowd I was the color of creek sand.
[Examines the sand for a moment]
Sudie Harrigan: Simpson I figured it out!
Simpson: Figured what out?
Sudie Harrigan: I'm the color of creek sand and you's the color of garden dirt! And the Indians, they's the color of red clay! Doesn't that make you wanna sing out! Everybody's made out of dust. And God didn't make you black to punish you for nothing. He didn't make nobody nothing to punish them for nothing! He made everybody the color they is on account of that just happen to be the color He ...
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Will be a Classic
4 January 2001 | by sjdeanSee all my reviews

Sara Gilbert proves what a talented actress she is in this film, even at only 15 she plays an amazing part.

The film is set in 1950's Linlow, Georgia and basically follows Sudie who meets a blackman, Simpson. She starts off being afraid thinking he'll eat her, but the towns prejudices soon leaves Sudie and they become the best of friends.

A lot more happens during the film, but I cant give too much away.

Considering it was made for TV, this is a film with many elements, including comedy and a lot of emotion.

I dont normally get emotional during a film, but Sara Gilbert's performance was so brilliant.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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