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Mississippi Damned (2009)

Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.

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Tina Mabry

Writer:

Tina Mabry
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Cast

Credited cast:
Adam Clark ... Junior
Malcolm Goodwin ... Sammy Stone
Michael Hyatt ... Delores
Malcolm David Kelley ... Young Sammy
Jossie Thacker Jossie Thacker ... Charlie
Tessa Thompson ... Kari Peterson
Simbi Kali ... Anna (as Simbi Kali Williams)
D.B. Woodside ... Tyrone
Chasity Kershal Hammitte Chasity Kershal Hammitte ... Leigh
Kylee Russell ... Young Kari
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ... Milena
Michael Beasley ... James
Donna Biscoe ... Gloria
Southey Blanton Southey Blanton ... Irv
Benjamin Brown ... Ray
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Storyline

In the years 1986 and 1998 three black children living in Mississippi deal with poverty, violence and abuse. Young Kari the main character, is a talented pianist who hopes to pursue a career in it one day. Her sister Leigh is struggling to hide her lesbian relationship with her girlfriend, Paula. Their cousin Sammy, is a star basketball player. Each child deals with their dysfunctional family, including gambling, alcoholism, and poverty.

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Wanting to escape was the easy part.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Morgan's Mark See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While the boys are at basketball practice the words "Hertford County" can be seen on their jerseys. This movie is said to be set in rural Mississippi, but there is no Hertford County in Mississippi. See more »

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I Got In
Music by Ryan Adison Amen
© 2009 Morgan's Mark / 2015 Various Artists
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Good but too much going
17 July 2016 | by ohdonna-84161See all my reviews

This movie had a good plot line and a really good cast. However, I had some issues with it.

At the beginning of the movie, I had a hard time trying to figure out what was going on. As mentioned in the summary title, there was way too much going. There were a lot of characters, so sometimes I forgot names. It was easy to get the sisters' stories mixed up. I also didn't understand some parts of the ending. I won't say too much because I don't want to spoil it for others.

And overall,the movie was too depressing. Just was a complete overkill of depressing stuff. I thought that nothing would ever end well for any of the characters. I had to watch cartoons afterwards.


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