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The Fight of the Century 

In the early 1900s, Sarah Breedlove begins making and selling her own hair products for black women but faces competition from Addie, her jealous former mentor.

Director:

Kasi Lemmons

Writers:

Nicole Jefferson Asher (teleplay by), A'Lelia Bundles (based upon the book 'On Her Own Ground' by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Octavia Spencer ... Sarah Breedlove
Tiffany Haddish ... Lelia
Carmen Ejogo ... Addie
Garrett Morris ... Cleophus
Kevin Carroll ... Ransom
J. Alphonse Nicholson ... John Robinson
Blair Underwood ... Charles James Walker
Rothaford Gray ... Reverend Smith
Karen Glave ... Peggie Prosser
Sophia Deerr Sophia Deerr ... Hairstylist at Sarah's Salon
Tymika Tafari Tymika Tafari ... Woman #1
Gina O. James ... Woman #2 (as Gina O James)
Joel Rinzler ... White Man #1
Edwige Jean-Pierre Edwige Jean-Pierre ... Washerwoman
Robert Ifedi ... Davis
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In the early 1900s, Sarah Breedlove begins making and selling her own hair products for black women but faces competition from Addie, her jealous former mentor.

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Sarah refers to Addie's saleswoman as mulattoes, which ,in the United States, is an offensive term for a person of mixed white and black ancestry. See more »

Goofs

Madam Walker says "have a blessed day," a common saying among southern-born Christians, but she says "blessed" with one syllable. It is always said bless-ed, 2 syllables. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sarah Breedlove: [narrating] It came to me in a dream. Hair is beauty. Hair is emotion. Hair is our heritage. Hair is tell us who we are, where we're been, and where we're going.
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Opened My Eyes!!!
21 March 2020 | by nave-25931See all my reviews

I will be completely honest but before this move I don't think I ever heard of Madam C.J. Walker. I really glad I gave this movie a chance because it was soooooo good! Not only does it have a spectacular cast but it is an inspirational story for every women. Madam Walker stood her ground when so many people tried to keep her down but she kept her head held high and as she succeeded she helped others and really gave back to family, friends, and community. I would honestly love to have met such a fierce woman and seeing how her light could have shined brighter if she were in our world today. I cannot wait to show this movie to my girls, minus a bit or two. Give it a shot, you won't be dis appointed and the soundtrack is AWESOME!!! I hope Octavia Spencer and Tiffany Haddish both win Oscars or Golden Globes or something ing - they pulled this show off without a hitch!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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