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Polly: Comin' Home! (1990)

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Broadway style songs are used to tell this interesting story of an ingenious orphan who gets involved in matchmaking and striving for inter-racial understanding in 1956 Alabama.


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Eleanor H. Porter (characters from the novel "Polly-Anna"), William Blinn



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Polly
Phylicia Rashad ... Aunt Polly
Dorian Harewood ... Doctor Shannon
Barbara Montgomery ... Mrs. Conley
Brandon Quintin Adams ... Jimmy Bean
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Nancy Dodds
T.K. Carter ... George Dodds
Ken Page ... Mayor Warren
George Anthony Bell ... Mr. Tarbell
Larry Riley ... Reverend Gillis
Anthony Newley ... Dabney Mayhew
Celeste Holm ... Miss Snow
Bilal ... Cyrus
Geraldine Decker Geraldine Decker ... Mrs. Beemer
Clark Johnson ... Young Doctor


Broadway style songs are used to tell this interesting story of an ingenious orphan who gets involved in matchmaking and striving for inter-racial understanding in 1956 Alabama. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Release Date:

18 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I epistrofi tis Polly See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


TK Carter starred in "Good Morning Miss Bliss" with Haley Mills. Haley Mills played Pollyanna Whittier in the original Polly/Pollyanna movie See more »


Follows The Magical World of Disney: Polly (1989) See more »


Coming Home
Written by Jim Cox
Performed by the Cast
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Greatest movie ever written to inspire the African-American Population
2 February 2007 | by robynclemmonsSee all my reviews

In my opinion Polly & Polly: Comin' home were the most entertaining Family/musicals ever written to inspire the black population. I was only nine years old when Polly first aired on television. I remember my mother, big sister, and myself being very excited to view the newly written African-American version of the classic Polly-Anna. I remember feeling such joy after viewing this film it touched on so much of my origin. The southern scenery was perfect in reflecting my heritage most Black Americans have a significant part of their heritage that links back to various states down south. It also touch on the our spiritual up bringing in how most black Americans were raised to love that lord and reverence God in everything we do. The entire film touch me very deeply so much so that I have been searching for this film for years but I have been unsuccessful in completing my search. I really would love to share my joy about this movie with my two year old daughter Jadyn Trinity and my family. I feel that this movie was truly inspired by God and I pray that God use it as a tool to unify families of all races all over that world.

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