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Almos' a Man (1976)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama, History | TV Short 5 April 1976
Although Dave (LeVar Burton) and his family are poor sharecroppers in the Deep South in the 1930's, this 15 year-olds problem is shared by teenagers today: he stands with one foot in ... See full summary »

Director:

Stan Lathan

Writers:

Leslie Lee, Richard Wright (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
LeVar Burton ... Dave
Madge Sinclair ... Essie
Robert DoQui ... Bob Glover
Garry Goodrow Garry Goodrow ... Mr. Hawkins
Robert Easton ... Shopkeeper
Christopher Brooks Christopher Brooks ... Field Boss
Roy Andrews Roy Andrews ... Field Hand
Robin Reed Robin Reed ... Booker
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Colleen Dewhurst ... Narrator

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Although Dave (LeVar Burton) and his family are poor sharecroppers in the Deep South in the 1930's, this 15 year-olds problem is shared by teenagers today: he stands with one foot in adulthood and the other in childhood. "Almos' A Man", yet still treated like a child, he struggles for an identity. There's one thing, one symbol of manhood, Dave thinks, that could guarantee him instant respect: a gun. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Short | Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated
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LeVar Burton's TV debut. See more »

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Moving Little Drama
3 May 2001 | by Popeye-8See all my reviews

As a teacher, I often find it depressing how poorly a story or novel adapts to the screen. In this case, the adaptation is a marvelous collaboration between author, director and actor. LeVar Burton's performance as the protagonist desperately trying to achieve maturity is a triumph.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Almos' a Man See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Learning in Focus See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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