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To Sleep with Anger (1990)

PG | | Drama | 12 October 1990 (USA)
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A charismatic old acquaintance drifts into town, stirring up trouble for a mild-mannered family.

Director:

Charles Burnett

Writer:

Charles Burnett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Butler Paul Butler ... Gideon
DeVaughn Nixon ... Sunny (as Devaughn Walter Nixon)
Mary Alice ... Suzie
Reina King Reina King ... Rhonda
Cory Curtis Cory Curtis ... Skip
Richard Brooks ... Babe Brother
Sheryl Lee Ralph ... Linda
Carl Lumbly ... Junior
Vonetta McGee ... Pat
Paula Bellamy Paula Bellamy ... Mrs. Baker
Danny Glover ... Harry
Wonderful Smith Wonderful Smith ... Preacher
Ethel Ayler ... Hattie
DeForest Covan ... Fred Jenkins (as DeForest Coven)
Sy Richardson ... Marsh
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Harry Mention, an enigmatic drifter from the South, comes to visit an old acquaintance named Gideon, who now lives in South-Central Los Angeles. Harry's charming, down-home manner hides a malicious penchant for stirring up trouble, and he exerts a strange and powerful eff... Written by Anonymous

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When Harry comes to town, he brings good times, bad times... And a lot of trouble!

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Drama

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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #963. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on 26 February 2019. See more »

Quotes

Harry: Ya, but you can't do the shuffle with one leg. You and your wife, in fortunate. Now I'm not talking about you and what you do but some folks that always run to help the victim, deep down are attracted to pain and suffering and love to be near the dying.
Junior: All the people working with us are really doing it 'cause they hate to see suffering.
Harry: You never know what's in the heart and just because you can cry doesn't make you human.
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Written by Ma Rainey and Lena Arant
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The great thing about this film is that it is totally free from B-Movie material, this film has A-movie material in it.
20 November 2001 | by mattskocikSee all my reviews

Charles Burnett is an excellent director, he knows how to make a unique film. Danny Glover is the best part of this film, followed by a string of fine performances. There is no shootings or people getting killed, just happy family life. This film is very unforgettable in the way that there is no other film like it,and that's always a good thing. I am so sick of seeing Hollywood trash, all they care about is money and fame. This film is a genius, you never get tired of the film because of it's caring message. The other thing that is great about this film, is that it is totally free from B-movie material, this film has A-movie material in it. Charles Burnett is defenity a talented director, I just hope he can make more films like this gem. I give this film a 10 out of a 10 grade.:::::::::: top movie"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,295, 14 October 1990

Gross USA:

$1,161,135

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,161,135
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SVS Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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