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The Sophisticated Gents 

Successful black men who were saved from the streets as teenagers come together in a reunion to honor their mentor.
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Sonny Jim Gaines Sonny Jim Gaines ...  Coach Charles 'Chappie' Davis 3 episodes, 1981
Paul Winfield ...  Richard 'Bubbles' Wiggins 3 episodes, 1981
Bernie Casey ...  Shurley Walker 3 episodes, 1981
Roosevelt Grier ...  Cudjo Evers 3 episodes, 1981
Thalmus Rasulala ...  Snake 3 episodes, 1981
Robert Hooks ...  Ezra 'Chops' Jackson 3 episodes, 1981
Raymond St. Jacques ...  D'Artagnan 'Dart' Parks 3 episodes, 1981
Ron O'Neal ...  Clarence 'Claire' Henderson 3 episodes, 1981
Melvin Van Peebles ...  Silky / ... 3 episodes, 1981
Dick Anthony Williams ...  Ralph Joplin 3 episodes, 1981
Rosalind Cash ...  Christine Jackson 3 episodes, 1981
Ja'net DuBois ...  Onetha Wiggins 3 episodes, 1981
Alfre Woodard ...  Evelyn Evers 3 episodes, 1981
Joanna Miles ...  Sandra 3 episodes, 1981
Janet MacLachlan ...  Diane Walker 3 episodes, 1981
Bibi Besch ...  Simone Parks 3 episodes, 1981
Denise Nicholas ...  Pat Henderson 3 episodes, 1981
Marlene Warfield ...  Lil Joplin 3 episodes, 1981
Beah Richards ...  Mae Porter 3 episodes, 1981
Albert Hall ...  Detective Swoop Ferguson 3 episodes, 1981
Harry Guardino ...  Vice Detective Collins 3 episodes, 1981
Robert Earl Jones ...  Big Ralph Joplin 3 episodes, 1981
Lynn Benisch ...  Renee Marcus 3 episodes, 1981
Al Fann ...  Sugar 3 episodes, 1981
John Zaremba ...  Mayor Farrington 3 episodes, 1981
Charles Blackwell Charles Blackwell ...  Heflin 3 episodes, 1981
Dennis Patrick ...  Wilbur Marcus 3 episodes, 1981
Davis Roberts ...  Perkins 3 episodes, 1981
Leigh Hamilton ...  Moon's Gail 3 episodes, 1981
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...  Mickey Mouse 3 episodes, 1981
Wayne Storm Wayne Storm ...  Slash Kwalick 3 episodes, 1981
Wally Taylor Wally Taylor ...  Wally Griggs 3 episodes, 1981
Candace McKendree Candace McKendree ...  Stewardess 3 episodes, 1981
Randy Lindsay Randy Lindsay ...  Caged Man 3 episodes, 1981
Gene Whittington Gene Whittington ...  Worker #1 3 episodes, 1981
René Le Vant René Le Vant ...  Actor 3 episodes, 1981
Mario Van Peebles ...  Nicholas 3 episodes, 1981
Alicia Dhanifu Alicia Dhanifu 3 episodes, 1981
Tom Delaney Tom Delaney ...  Worker #2 3 episodes, 1981
Christina Hart ...  Gerda 3 episodes, 1981
Clement von Franckenstein ...  Michael 3 episodes, 1981
Hank Brandt Hank Brandt ...  Clyde Fitzgerald 3 episodes, 1981
Mel Scott Mel Scott ...  Cutting 3 episodes, 1981
Casey Brown Casey Brown ...  Receptionist 3 episodes, 1981
Dee Timberlake Dee Timberlake ...  Chops' Secretary 3 episodes, 1981
Cynthia Latham Cynthia Latham ...  French Maid 3 episodes, 1981
Lawrence Green Lawrence Green ...  Sergeant 3 episodes, 1981
Mary Ellen O'Neill Mary Ellen O'Neill ...  Nurse 3 episodes, 1981
Harry Middlebrooks Harry Middlebrooks ...  Detective #1 3 episodes, 1981
Vince Trankina Vince Trankina ...  Detective #2 3 episodes, 1981
June Christopher ...  Dorrie 3 episodes, 1981
Junior Fann Junior Fann ...  Chappie's Woman 3 episodes, 1981
Mark Thomas Mark Thomas ...  Rhobert 3 episodes, 1981
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Nine members of an athletic social club for black youth reunite twenty-five years later to honor their former coach, but the reunion is marred by a number of undercurrents, including a murder investigation. Written by Morganalee

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29 September 1981 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Based on the novel "The Junior Bachelor Society," by John A. Williams. See more »

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A very good plot
23 May 2001 | by eperrymanjSee all my reviews

A very good storyline there is little of these guys in all of us who came along 1930,40,50 and 60 I think it should be shown again.Not only show it. maybe the powers that be would think of updating this wonderful story which has the right tone for the times


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