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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
Edward Woodward ... Simon Legree
George Coe ... Mr. Shelby
Frank Converse ... Trader
Albert Hall
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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The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people with whom he interacts.

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The road to Freedom is Long and Costly

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Dern appeared together again in Django Unchained (2012) and The Hateful Eight (2015). Jackson also appeared in Jurassic Park (1993) with Laura Dern. See more »

Quotes

Christopher at 17: [after Uncle Tom's death] You put chains on all your slaves, sir.
Simon Legree: Yeah, son.
Christopher at 17: Well, I ain't got no chains on right now, and neither do you.
Simon Legree: What you talkin' about?
Christopher at 17: THIS!
[Chris punches Simon three times, the third sends Simon into a puddle of mud, as Chris and the two slaves leave him, Simon sobs holding himself]
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Connections

Version of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1914) See more »

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Great performance
7 April 2017 | by STLcelloSee all my reviews

This is a great TV movie adaption of Uncle Tom's Cabin (with Captain Sisko of DS9 portraying Tom majestically including several great vocal solos) that restores Uncle Tom to Harriet Beecher Stowe's character of a noble savior figure rather than the modern pejorative slur that came from later adaptions of the novel. A great film for a family movie night.


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