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A Father for Charlie (1995)

In a town ruled by racial prejudice, only a boy had the courage to take a stand. Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman) and Joseph Mazzello (Jurassic Park) head the ... See full summary »

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Jeff Bleckner

Writer:

H. Haden Yelin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Walter Osgood
Joseph Mazzello ... Charlie
James Greene ... Sam - the banker
Don Swayze ... Reuben Cantwell
David Hart ... Woodrow
William Lucking ... Argus
Jack Kehler
Mark Cabus
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Postmaster
William Fichtner ... Sheriff
Evan Rachel Wood ... Tessa
John Bellucci John Bellucci ... Brother Joe Fleetwood
Courtenay McWhitney Courtenay McWhitney ... Mrs. Watson
Chuck Butto Chuck Butto ... Ranse Mooney
Steve Whittaker Steve Whittaker ... Farmer
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In a town ruled by racial prejudice, only a boy had the courage to take a stand. Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman) and Joseph Mazzello (Jurassic Park) head the cast of this compelling and intense drama. U.S., the 1930s. Walter Osgood is the only black man left in the town of High Lonesome. He's lost almost everything dear to him, including his wife and son. But no one in High Lonesome will speak out to defend Walter's rights when the town unites to drive him away from the community. Except for one person, a young boy named Charlie. Not only does Walter's extraordinary friendship with Charlie teach the boy the true meaning of love and courage, but it is also a dramatic flashpoint which forces the townspeople to confront their own cruel prejudices.

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An outcast man. An abandoned child. Together they must learn to trust to regain the one thing they both lost; a family.

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Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Lonesome See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Love builds up slowly but surely
3 March 1999 | by St_JohnSee all my reviews

A must see for those out there who prefer watching movies which are touching or rather sensitive. I went everywhere to look for this film after watching it on TV. I knew i had to own it because it's one film that really showed me that LOVE is mystical. This movie is basically all about racial discrimination but to my point of view, I captured something even greater. A LOVE bond which could not possibly happen, really happened. I do not want to elaborate more on this film because it cannot be described unless you watch it. Believe me, it's really worth watching and if tears do not roll out of your eyes, sorry to say but, you've been cheated by nature!


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