Almos' a Man

Almos' a Man

Director: Stan Lathan

Cast: LeVar Burton, Henry Fonda, Christopher Brooks

     
 

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Based on the story by Richard Wright, Almos' a Man stars LeVar Burton as a black teenager in the South of the 1930s. Working as a field hand, Burton is frustrated at being considered inferior to the local whites. Perhaps if he purchases a gun, he can prove his manhood. This is the decision he makes-much to the anguish of his mother, played by Madge Sinclair.

Overview

Based on the story by Richard Wright, Almos' a Man stars LeVar Burton as a black teenager in the South of the 1930s. Working as a field hand, Burton is frustrated at being considered inferior to the local whites. Perhaps if he purchases a gun, he can prove his manhood. This is the decision he makes-much to the anguish of his mother, played by Madge Sinclair. Originally a PBS American Short Story presentation, Almos' a Man was first telecast April 26, 1977. Running some 45 minutes, it was offered in tandem with a dramatizaton of Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's Home.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2005
UPC:
0012233019827
Original Release:
1977
Rating:
NR
Source:
Monterey Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
0:51:00
Sales rank:
39,178

Special Features

Author bio; Actor bios; Printable study guide; About the American Short Story Collection; Audio interview: Robert Geller; Henry Fonda intro

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. To Be a Man [6:48]
2. I Want a Gun [10:23]
3. Pump Up! [4:04]
4. The Accident [9:06]
5. Running Away [6:02]

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