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Rosewood (1997)

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A dramatization of a 1923 horrific racist lynch mob attack on an African American community.

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... John Wright
... Mann
... Sylvester Carrier
... Duke Purdy
... James Taylor
... Aunt Sarah
... Beulah (Scrappie)
... Lover
... Sheriff Walker
... Fanny Taylor
... Jewel
... James Carrier
... Sam Carter
... Poly
... Henry Andrews
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Storyline

Ving Rhames stars as Mann, a drifter caught in Rosewood, a town filled with racial prejudice. He ends up aiding the surviving African-Americans escape the town, with the help of a humble store owner played by Jon Voight. Written by Phil Curtolo <curt@epix.net>

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In 1923, a black town in Florida was burned to the ground, its people murdered because of a lie. Some escaped and survived because of the courage and compassion of a few extraordinary people. This film is for them.

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Action | Drama | History

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Rated R for violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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21 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Rosewood Burning  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,154,075, 23 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,104,494, 4 May 1997
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2.35 : 1
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After Wynton Marsalis' score was rejected, and he was replaced by John Williams, Marsalis released his score as an album called "Reeltime". See more »

Goofs

When Mann asks Sylvester Carrier how he got out of the house, Sylvester's replies, "They carried me..." The audio does not match up with Sylvester's mouth. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gertrude: G'mornin'.
Aunt Sarah: Good mornin', Sylvester.
Sylvester Carrier: Mornin', mama.
Aunt Sarah: Good mornin', Gertie.
Gertrude: Good mornin', Mama Sarah.
Aunt Sarah: Don't run with them eggs, Arnett!
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Soundtracks

Tom Cat Blues
Written by Wynton Marsalis
Produced by Steven Epstein (as Steve Epstein)
Performed by Wynton Marsalis
Courtesy of Sony Records
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race troubles in a small Florida town
5 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

A small town in Florida in 1922, with a black and white population, breaks out in violence and bloodshed. The reason for the trouble came about when a white woman claimed to be raped by a black man. This infuriated the white populace into going on a murderous rampage leading to the deaths of many innocent people and the near total destruction of the black section of town. A very exciting program based on a true story.


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