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The Ditchdigger's Daughters ()


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In many ways "The Ditchdigger's Daughters" adheres to the well worn path of a genre best described as the black struggle in an injust white America. But the real plot in this movie revolves... See more »

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Donald Thornton
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Young Donald
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Tass
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Donna
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Young Donna
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Jeanette
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Young Jeanette (as Raeven Kelly)
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Yvonne
Jameelah Nuriddin ...
Young Yvonne
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Linda
Malaika Jabali ...
Young Linda
Erika L. Heard ...
Rita
Kiara Tucker ...
Young Rita
Denice Sealy ...
Betty (as Denice J. Sealy)
Niaja Cotton ...
Young Betty
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Kathryn
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Yvette (as April C. Turner)
Robin Michelle McClamb ...
Joy (as Robin Vaughn)
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Kimberly
Lou Criscuolo ...
Vince Calabretta
Beron Toster ...
Marvin
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Earl
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Miss Wainbright
Tyhm Kennedy ...
Laborer #1
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Loan officer
Suellen Yates ...
Teacher #1
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Teacher #2
Gray Sibley ...
Truant officer
Charlie Lucas ...
Stage manager
Granoldo Frazier ...
Master of ceremonies
Christina Ryals ...
Student
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Record producer (as Bill Flaman)
Ruth Reid ...
Counselor
Rene Minniefee ...
Eddie
Marvin Daye ...
Laborer #2

Directed by

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Johnny E. Jensen

Written by

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Yvonne S. Thornton ... (book "The Ditch Digger's Daughters") (as Yvonne S. Thornton M.D.) and
Jo Coudert ... (book "The Ditch Digger's Daughters")
 
Paris Qualles ... (written by)

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James Manos Jr. ... executive producer
Paris Qualles ... executive producer
Lulu Zezza ... line producer

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Phil Marshall

Cinematography by

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Fernando Argüelles

Film Editing by

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Allan Holzman

Editorial Department

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Alicia Hirsch ... executive in charge of post-production
Jimmy Sandoval ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Jaki Brown
Robyn M. Mitchell

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David Chapman

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Linwood Taylor

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Burton Rencher

Costume Design by

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Alonzo Wilson

Makeup Department

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Linda Kamp ... assistant makeup artist
Ted Long ... key hair stylist
Laini Thompson ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Tom Treloggen ... unit production manager
Dale Williams ... production supervisor
Wes Irwin ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Timothy M. Bourne ... first assistant director
Rick Clark ... second assistant director

Art Department

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John France ... gang boss
Tom Jones Jr. ... construction coordinator
Randy Kenan ... mill foreman
Edward 'Tantar' LeViseur ... property master (as 'Tantar' Leviseur)

Sound Department

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C. Douglas Cameron ... boom operator
Dan Giannattasio ... cableperson
Carl Rudisill ... sound mixer (as Carl S. Rudisill)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Chip Hackler ... additional camera operator
Adam Hinson ... electrician
Robert Hoelen ... key grip (as Robert G. Hoelen)
Cristiano Palermi ... lighting technician
Tommy Ray Sullivan ... gaffer (as Tommy Sullivan)
Dan Turek ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Francine Decoursey ... location casting: North Carolina
Mark Fincannon ... location casting
Susan D. Fowler ... casting assistant
Emily Young Keeley ... location casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cameron Doyle ... set costumer
Lisa A. Doyle ... wardrobe (as Lisa Doyle)
Amanda Zenil ... key set costumer

Location Management

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Louis F. DiFelice ... location manager (as Louis Difelice)
Kelley Finn ... assistant location manager
Patt Noday ... location scout
Ryan Schaetzle ... location assistant

Music Department

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Thomas A. Carlson ... music editor (as Tom Carlson)
Tim Jaquette ... score mixer
William Pearson ... assistant music editor (as Bill Pearson) / orchestrator
Lonnie Sill ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Edwin Bowden ... driver (as Edwin Bowden Jr.)
Robin Drinkwater ... driver
Neil Hyman ... transportation coordinator (as Neil A. Hyman)
Jan Overson ... driver

Other crew

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Scott Carter ... assistant: Paris Qualles
Chad Graves ... set production assistant
Jennifer Jenkins ... assistant: James Manos Jr.
Phyllis Larrymore-Kelly ... dialogue coach for rae'ven larrymore kelly
Thom Rainey ... script supervisor
Zac Sherman ... production assistant
Erik Whitestone ... production production assistant (as Eric Whitestone)
Pamela Williamson ... first assistant accountant
Anne Wilson ... production accountant

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Plot Summary

In many ways "The Ditchdigger's Daughters" adheres to the well worn path of a genre best described as the black struggle in an injust white America. But the real plot in this movie revolves around the tyranny of a father and the effect it has on his six daughters as he cajoles, demands, blusters, and drives his daughters to reach for his notion of excellence. Demanding all "A" report cards, prohibiting dating, punishing with housework, and insisting that each daughter aim her sights on a career as a doctor all harken to the underlying fact of his own failure to complete school, and his own view of being poor and black. Written by Gary Davis

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Also Known As
  • Schwarze Wut (Germany)
  • Oi exi kores tou Thornton (Greece)
  • Una vita di ricordi (Italy)
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  • 92 min
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Did You Know?

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Goofs When the Thorntons go to the Apollo, the Apollo theater logo is reflected in a car window on the street, but it isn't reversed as it should be. See more »
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