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Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987)

The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people with whom he interacts.

Director:

Stan Lathan

Writers:

Harriet Beecher Stowe (novel), John Gay (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Uncle Tom
Kate Burton ... Ophelia
Bruce Dern ... Augustine St. Claire
Paula Kelly ... Cassy
Phylicia Rashad ... Eliza
Kathryn Walker ... Marie St. Claire
Edward Woodward ... Simon Legree
George Coe ... Mr. Shelby
Frank Converse ... Trader
Albert Hall ... Quimbo
Jenny Lewis ... Evangeline 'Little Eva' St. Claire
Troy Byer ... Emmeline (as Troy Beyer)
Shirley Jo Finney ... Aunt Chloe
Samuel L. Jackson ... George (as Samuel Jackson)
Endyia Kinney Endyia Kinney ... Topsy
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Storyline

The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people with whom he interacts.

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Taglines:

The road to Freedom is Long and Costly

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uncle Tom's Cabin See more »

Filming Locations:

Natchez, Mississippi, USA

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Avery Brooks and Samuel L. Jackson appeared on Spencer: For Hire (1985) and A Man Called Hawk (1989). See more »

Quotes

George Harris: [after crossing the boarder into freedom with his family] We got no money, no food, no home, and I feel like we own the world.
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Connections

Version of La capanna dello zio Tom (1918) See more »

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A gripping story of history and freedom.
9 August 2014 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

I remembered watching this movie in a high school English class and thought it was kind of inspirational and gripping, a story about black slave Tom and the people he encounters and his struggles for freedom.

Slavery is one of the darkest chapters in American history, but this movie delicately captures the drama in one slave's life and how he strives to interact kindly and courageously with others despite his situation. It doesn't rely on overly violent and graphic scenes like many mainstream movies with slavery or war themes (12 Years A Slave coming to mind) to be entertaining. Instead, this movie relied on the drama, history, character development and the depiction of how precious freedom is to be captivating.

I thought the acting wasn't bad and there were a few scenes that might give you a chuckle, like the scene where a slave owner gets punched and shoved into a puddle. There are some disturbing scenes as well, but not overly excessive. Lastly, the plot flow had some momentum to it, which made the film engaging mostly throughout.

It was an educational and appreciated film and one I recalled where my high school class did enjoy sitting through.

Grade B


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