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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

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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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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

Uncle Tom: [after Simon threatened him] If you take my blood, that is nothing. No. You can hurt me no more!
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Connections

Version of La capanna dello zio Tom (1918) See more »

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Satisfactory Version of the Classic Tale!
1 March 2007 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Uncle Tom's Cabin was brought back to life with a stellar cast including Danny Glover, Kate Burton, Phylicia Rashad, Bruce Dern, Paula Kelly, Edward Woodward, and Samuel L. Jackson just to name a few. I don't remember much of the story itself apart from reading it a long time ago. In the 1980s, television movies were a class apart. They were inspired by actual true crime or literature like Uncle Tom's Cabin into a movie with television stars. Anyway, the television movies of the past have long disappeared onto cable stations and PBS programming if possible. The quality of this television movie is worth watching for students. I now remember why television movies stopped being so good. It was because major television networks had the audiences to watch them. It's a lot cheaper to do reality series or program unfortunately. The audiences of the eighties have a lot more choices now. The major networks ruled prime time with the finest quality. Sometimes, quality should not be outnumbered by quantity.


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