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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 25 February 2008
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An African-American family struggles with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better way of life. Based on the play by Lorraine Hansberry.

Director:

Kenny Leon

Writers:

Paris Qualles (teleplay), Lorraine Hansberry (play)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean 'Diddy' Combs ... Walter Lee Younger (as Sean Combs)
Sanaa Lathan ... Beneatha Younger
Audra McDonald ... Ruth Younger
Phylicia Rashad ... Lena Younger
Justin Martin ... Travis Younger
Bill Nunn ... Bobo
David Oyelowo ... Joseph Asagai
Ron Cephas Jones ... Willy Harris (as Ron C. Jones)
Sean Patrick Thomas ... George Murchison
John Stamos ... Carl Lindner
Sandi Ross ... Earline Johnson
Rudy Webb Rudy Webb ... Mr Johnson
Martin Roach ... Walter Lee Sr
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Mrs. Arnold
Paul Stephen Paul Stephen ... Mr. Arnold
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Storyline

After moving to Chicago's South Side in the 1950s, a black family struggles to deal with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better life. Adapted for the screen from Lorraine Hansberry's play, this is a moving portrait of dreams deferred. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Raisin in the Sun See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the character of Beneatha being 20 years old, Sanaa Lathan was 36 years old at the time of the film's release. See more »

Goofs

When they are packing up the apartment, Momma is working on putting sticks around a small plant to protect it to wrap it. The number and location of the sticks are not in sync with the timing. See more »

Quotes

Asagai: There is something wrong when all the dreams of a household depend on a man dying.
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Cross My Heart
Written by Mervyn Warren
Performed by Brenda Lee Eager
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18 October 2017 | by brittany_guamanSee all my reviews

I think the movie was pretty good. The actors were great. They knew what was happening. The book and the movie are very similar. Some scenes are added or some don't show up. For example in the movie it gives more details than the book. It shows more and in the book it mostly takes place in the Younger's apartment. In the movie the setting is not just in the apartment. The ending in the book is different from the ending in the movie but besides that I liked the movie/book.


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