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Cornbread, Earl and me / American International Pictures ; produced and directed by Joe Manduke ; written by Leonard Lamensdorf.

Manduke, Joseph, (film director,, film producer.). Lamensdorf, Leonard, (screenwriter.). Gunn, Moses, 1929-1993 (actor.). Cash, Rosalind, (actor.). Casey, Bernie, (actor.). Wilkes, Jamaal, 1953- (actor.). Sinclair, Madge, (actor.). Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961- (actor.). Brenner, Jules (Cinematographer), (director of photography.). Stell, Aaron, (editor of moving image work.). Byrd, Donald, (composer (expression)). Fair, Ronald L., (author.). Olive Films, (film distributor.). American International Pictures (Firm), (production company.). Moses Gunn, Rosalind Cash, Bernie Casey, Keith Wilkes, Madge Sinclair, Laurence Fishburne III. (Cast).
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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen version.
  • Publisher: [St. Charles, IL] : Olive Films, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1975.
Based upon the novel "Hog butcher" by Ronald L. Fair.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Jules Brenner ; editor, Aaron Stell ; music, Donald Byrd.
Participant or Performer Note:
Moses Gunn, Rosalind Cash, Bernie Casey, Keith Wilkes, Madge Sinclair, Laurence Fishburne III.
Summary, etc.:
Nathaniel "Cornbread" Hamilton was the black urban dream and a hero to youngsters Wilford Robinson and Earl Carter. Shortly before he would have become the first man from his community to go to college, he demonstrates his scholarship-winning running ability to his friends and admirers in the neighborhood. At the same time, the police are on a manhunt for an armed rapist. They mistake Cornbread for the rapist and shoot him dead in the street. In the aftermath of the community's shattered dream, and in the face of an intimidating police cover-up, Wilford is determined not to betray the memory of his hero.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD; 1.85:1 aspect ratio; mono.
Language Note:
Optional English subtitles.
Subject: African American teenagers > Drama.
African Americans > Drama.
Basketball players > Drama.
Police shootings > Drama.
Chicago (Ill.) > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.

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