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River Niger
     

The River Niger

Director: Krishna Shah, Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones, Louis Gossett Jr.

Cast: Krishna Shah, Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones, Louis Gossett Jr.

 

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River Niger is a Tony Award-winning play turned to a movie. It features James Earl Jones as a house-painter/poet who struggles to support his cancer-plagued wife (Cicely Tyson). This is a realistic portrayal of the difficulties encountered in the poverty-stricken ghetto.

Overview

River Niger is a Tony Award-winning play turned to a movie. It features James Earl Jones as a house-painter/poet who struggles to support his cancer-plagued wife (Cicely Tyson). This is a realistic portrayal of the difficulties encountered in the poverty-stricken ghetto.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/1999
UPC:
0096009003098
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
R
Source:
Echo Bridge
Time:
1:45:00
Sales rank:
49,721

Special Features

Interactive menus ; Scene index; Quiz

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cicely Tyson Mattie Williams
James Earl Jones Johnny Williams
Louis Gossett Dr. Dudley Stanton
Glynn Turman Jeff Williams
Roger E. Mosley Big Moe Hayes
Jonelle Allen Ann Vanderguild
Theodore Wilson Chips
Charles Weldon Skeeter
Ralph Wilcox Al
Shirley Jo Finney Gail
Tony Burton Black Policeman
Ed Crick White Police Lieutenant
Hilda Haynes Wilhemina Geneva Brown

Technical Credits
Krishna Shah Director
Sidney Beckerman Producer
Tony Brand Asst. Director
Ray Brooks Makeup
Jerry Goldstein Score Composer
Richard Helmer Special Effects
Dean Hodges Sound/Sound Designer
Isaac L. Jones Producer
Seymour Klate Production Designer
Irving Lerner Editor
Frank Lombardo Set Decoration/Design
Michael D. Margulies Cinematographer
Joseph A. Walker Screenwriter
War Score Composer
Nedra Watt Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Father's Pride [2:18]
2. Home Sweet Home [20:11]
3. Doctor's Orders [2:31]
4. Headquarters [13:57]
5. Please for Help [7:01]
6. The Engagement [3:51]
7. The Party [3:59]
8. Lost [12:26]
9. Death Bed [1:35]
10. Stool Pigeon [5:13]
11. Shootout [16:23]
12. Judas [3:01]

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