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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.

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Charles Burnett

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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 ... Slash
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dormir con rabia See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Gross USA:

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

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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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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A portrayal of good and evil as excellent. . .
31 January 2004 | by jericho4119See all my reviews

. . . as I have ever seen on film. Danny Glover is an incredibly convincing devilish character - tossed into the midst of your average, striving African-American family. To see his interplay with the parents - who thought they had left their small town ways and superstitions behind - as well as with the two sons - an almost classical prodigal son story - was to witness what surely was one of the best movies of a great movie decade. This movie cemented my status as an ardent admirer of the work of Charles Burnett, surely the cream of the new crop of talented American directors. This is a very suspenseful film, one that will enlighten those with a desire to learn more about the Black experience in America.


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