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On Promised Land (1994)

Set in the late 1950s, Floyd (Carl Lumbly), Martha Ree (Juanita Jennings), and Jimmy "Jim-Jam" Ween (Norman D. Golden II) live on land that was promised to Floyd's father and then to Floyd ... 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 1950s, Floyd (Carl Lumbly), Martha Ree (Juanita Jennings), and Jimmy "Jim-Jam" Ween (Norman D. Golden II) 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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Drama

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Excellent!!
24 January 2005 | by Scottie5256See all my reviews

I have been unable to find this movie on tape, however, it is truly a unique work. It is one of the most touching movies I have ever watched and really does having you crying many a time. It truly shows how bigotry, prejudice, and hate have no place in our society. I think this movie is absolutely wonderful and Ms. Plowright, as always, delivers an excellent performance. For someone that enjoys a good show of cultural relationships, especially in the Deep south during times of racial in balance this movie is an excellent portrayal of such relationships. It really does display some of the best and the worst characteristics that human nature has to offer.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det f√∂rlovade 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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