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The Inheritance (2011)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 12 April 2011 (USA)
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Five ambitious cousins set out on a family reunion during the dead of winter. The purpose of the retreat is to secure their inheritance, a fortune that dates back many generations.

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Robert O'Hara

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Robert O'Hara
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Credited cast:
Rochelle Aytes ... Lily
Golden Brooks ... Karen
Janae Burney Janae Burney ... Ancestor Girl
Keith David ... Uncle Melvin
André De Shields ... Uncle Grady
Demetrius Grosse ... Ancestor Henry
Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Tyrone
Shawn Michael Howard ... Simpson
Lanre Idewu Lanre Idewu ... Chakabazz
Chene Lawson ... Ancestor Lily
Adriane Lenox ... Felicia
Johntae Lipscomb Johntae Lipscomb ... Ancestor Boy
Chaz Monet Chaz Monet ... Ancestor Karen
Edward Nattenberg Edward Nattenberg ... Martin
Novella Nelson ... Aunt Bee
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Five ambitious cousins set out on a family reunion during the dead of winter. The purpose of the retreat is to secure their inheritance, a fortune that dates back many generations.

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Thriller

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USA

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English

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12 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Stillwater, Minnesota, USA

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Tyrone: Family reunion in the snow. They couldn't have this shit in Puerto Rico?
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Slave Mentality Film
26 February 2014 | by Moviemanb2014See all my reviews

Racism is internalized by the people who are victimized by it. How else can you explain a movie where a group of enslaved Africans turn to an African "witchdoctor" to free them in exchange for sacrificing their children. Right - I won't say what happens in the movie, but the depiction of African religious beliefs -you know the religious belief of Africans when they were free in Africa before they were enslaved and made into "Christians" -are horrible and misleading. If people who consider themselves "white," made this movie - the NAACP, the NBA, and all of Compton would be up in protest. Yes the slave mentality exists so much that people today would rather stick to the religion given to them by their slave masters than take time to really learn about what their ancestors actually believed when they were FREE in Africa. The saddest thing is that there are some good actors and notable actors in the movie - one guess they hadn't read the script until showing up or were so desperate for a check due to Hollywood's paucity of acting jobs for black people they decided to do it anyway. It's very sad indeed of the stereotypes and pure ignorance that black people have been indoctrinated with regarding their natural belief systems. I guess our hair and skin were not the only things whitewashed or we were made to hate over the past 400 years. The search for positive and accurate black images continue -shoot, right now I'd just settle for something accurate based on Hollywood's continual racist b.s. This time done in black face.


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