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Sudie and Simpson (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 11 September 1990
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 ... See full summary »

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(book) (as Sara Flanigan Carter), (teleplay) (as Sara Flanigan Carter) | 1 more credit »
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... Simpson
... Sudie Harrigan
... Dr. Walter Stubbs (as John Jackson)
... Mrs. Marge Allen, English Teacher
Paige Danahy ... Mary Agnes Clark, Sudie's best friend
Ken Strong ... Mr. Harrigan
Robby Preddy ... Mrs. Hester Harrigan
Larry Black ... Mr. Etheridge, School Principal
Scott Brian Higgs ... Lem Coker, Linlow Ga. Townsman (as Scott Higgs)
Howard Kingkade ... Earl Rice, Pedophile Teacher
... Mr. Lester Clark
Linda Pierce ... Mrs. Clark
Jane Smithwick ... Nettie, Mary Agnes' friend
... Preacher Clifford Miller
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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11 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Sudie & Simpson - Uma Amizade Proibida  »

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Mary Agnes Clark, Sudie's best friend: How come you think you ain't saved?
Sudie Harrigan: I can't tell you that part.
Mary Agnes Clark, Sudie's best friend: Why not?
Sudie Harrigan: Because it's a bad sin.
Mary Agnes Clark, Sudie's best friend: Well, I won't tell. Honest. Cross my heart and hope to die!
Sudie Harrigan: Well, I ain't saved 'cause... well, just 'cause.
Mary Agnes Clark, Sudie's best friend: 'Cause what?
Sudie Harrigan: 'Cause I use my thing to get nickels.
Mary Agnes Clark, Sudie's best friend: Your what?
Sudie Harrigan: My thing.
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Will be a Classic
4 January 2001 | by See 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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