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The Water Is Wide (2006)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 29 January 2006
Pat Conroy, an ambitious, slightly rebellious, idealistic teacher, accepts Bennington county SC's school board superintendent's offer to teach the all-black kids of the pauper fishery ... See full summary »

Director:

John Kent Harrison

Writers:

Pat Conroy (novel), Jonathan Estrin (teleplay)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Hephner ... Pat Conroy
Frank Langella ... Superintendent
Julianne Nicholson ... Barbara
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Edna (as LaTanya Richardson)
Alfre Woodard ... Mrs. Brown
James Murtaugh ... Ezra Bennington
Ivana Grace Ivana Grace ... Ethel
Marcus Carl Franklin ... Charles
Rodney Reid Rodney Reid ... Prophet
Howard Houston Jr. Howard Houston Jr. ... Lincoln (as Howard Houston)
Cole Hawkins Cole Hawkins ... Saul
Shakura Franklin ... Mary
Michael R. Hammonds II Michael R. Hammonds II ... Frank (as Michael Hammonds)
Paul Amadi Paul Amadi ... Oscar
Halle Brown Halle Brown ... Cindy Lou
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Storyline

Pat Conroy, an ambitious, slightly rebellious, idealistic teacher, accepts Bennington county SC's school board superintendent's offer to teach the all-black kids of the pauper fishery community on Yamacraw Island. Staffless 'head' mistress Brown incarnates stupidity and blind rule obedience, her didactic skills consisting in scolding and spanking her students. Pat moves heaven and earth to motivate and educate, but after finally getting through to pupils and parents, is refused contract renewal by the arch-conservative authorities. Written by KGF Vissers

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He taught them to go as far as their dreams could take them.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Trivia

This movie is based on the early life of author Pat Conroy. His most famous novel was also turned into a movie, The Prince of Tides. See more »

Connections

Version of Conrack (1974) See more »

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amazing
29 January 2006 | by roadrunner400See all my reviews

This movie was amazing! I'm a college freshman and I happened to turn on the TV because i was bored after completing my homework, and saw the previews for this movie that was coming up next. I was awestruck by the preview and had to watch it. It is now my favorite movie! I can't believe I almost sat here on my computer all night- I would've totally missed out! This movie made me cry at least 5 times! the actors and actresses were amazing! I had no idea that this movie was also a book, or that it was remade, but I was totally impressed with it! i will definitely buy this movie! I had gone on a missions trip to Honduras this past summer (2005) and we stayed and worked at a school, and this movie really reminded me of the school children and their imaginations and joy in learning!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Water Is Wide (#55.2) See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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