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

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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


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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Release Date:

11 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sudie & Simpson - Uma Amizade Proibida See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Sudie Harrigan: Preacher Miller, does negroes go to hell even if they's nice?
Preacher Clifford Miller: Sudie, people who have been saved do not go to hell.
Lem Coker, Linlow Ga. Townsman: Yeah, but it's hell saving a nigger, ain't it preacher?
[Sudie leaves]
Lem Coker, Linlow Ga. Townsman: Why she asking about niggers? She never even seen one.
Mr. Lester Clark: Strange kid that Sudie, I'm always telling Charlotte to keep Mary Agnes away from her.
Lem Coker, Linlow Ga. Townsman: It wouldn't be a bad idea Lester. Niggers going to heaven? Why, if one just sets foot in this town, I'll make them go the other way and damn fast!
Mr. Lester Clark: You wouldn't be alone Lem.
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This was a captivating movie
4 March 2004 | by HATAVICTIMSee all my reviews

Roseanne's Sara Gilbert caught my attention while looking through the many stations after a recent insomnia session. I wasn't expecting much at first but this movie was both entertaining, realistic, and it captivated the persona of prejudice. It really brought a new light on how naive people were due to what they have been told. Sara Gilbert's performance is amazing as well as the interaction between her new found friend Simpson whom not only has to face prejudice but also has had a very hard life beyond that. I am not one to say I enjoy many TV movies but this one was of a lack of a better word great. I highly recommend it to anyone whom enjoys a good drama movie. Also if you enjoyed this I recommend seeing another movie of similiar proportions called Wildflower directed by Diane Keaton. It currently can be seen on Lifetime off and on.

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