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On Promised Land (1994)

Set in the late 1950's, Floyd, Martha Ree and Jim Jam Ween live on land that was promised to Floyd's father and then to Floyd for work they had done. The landowners, the Appletree family, ... See full summary »

Director:

Joan Tewkesbury

Writer:

Ken Sagoes
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Benedetti Robert Benedetti ... Mr. Baines
Wayne Brady ... Eli James
Bill Coates Bill Coates ... Mr. Turner
Norman D. Golden II ... Jimmy (Jim Jam) Ween
Rhoda Griffis ... Ellen Appletree
Judith Ivey ... Olivia
John M. Jackson ... Albert Appletree
Juanita Jennings ... Martha Ree Ween
Carl Lumbly ... Floyd Ween
Patty Mack Patty Mack ... Sweet Mary
Carol Mitchell-leon Carol Mitchell-leon ... Marva
Tom Nowicki ... Joseph Appletree
Elizabeth Omilami ... Sally Mae
Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Appletree
Ken Sagoes ... Bo Henry
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Set in the late 1950's, Floyd, Martha Ree and Jim Jam Ween live on land that was promised to Floyd's father and then to Floyd for work they had done. The landowners, the Appletree family, used the promise of the land to keep Floyd Ween working for them.Through a series of events involving Jim Jam, the young son of Floyd and Martha Ree, the Appletree sons put the transfer of the land in doubt and force the Weens to make a life changing decision. Written by Chuck

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det förlovade landet See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Anasazi Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Charming
24 August 2003 | by tgbryant86See all my reviews

Set in Atlanta, Georgia. This is probably one of my favorite TV movies. It's about a black family who is not very wealthy living near a very rich older white woman. Every day the young boy would walk to the school bus and the old white woman's dog would tug at the boys legs and this scared the boy badly. One day, while he and his father were out hunting for small animals, the boy takes the dog and captures him in one of the hunting boxes. Later that night it begins to rain and the dog causes the box to fall over and he drowns to death. The old woman's family is furious about this and orders the black family beat the boy for his wrong doing. When the father refuses calling it an accident the family leaves in a rage. The old white woman begins to hang out with the young black boy after realizing that her dog really was mean to the boy. They become one another's only friends. In the end, the boy has to move away because of such racism and hatred going on. He says goodbye to the woman and gives her his dog, and promises to come back to visit.

Truly one of the best, and saddest TV movies I've ever seen. Take a look next time it comes on Disney. You will be shedding a tear every moment!


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