The White Shadow (1978–1981)
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Albert Hodges 

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After wrongfully being imprisoned, Albert Hodges wishes to finish high school, but is mistrusting of all white people. He is forced to face that his own fears are his worst problem.

Director:

Bruce Paltrow

Writers:

Bruce Paltrow (creator), Marc Rubin
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Howard ... Ken Reeves
Joan Pringle ... Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard Ed Bernard ... Principal Jim Willis
Kevin Hooks ... Morris Thorpe
Thomas Carter ... James Hayward
Byron Stewart Byron Stewart ... Warren Coolidge
Timothy Van Patten ... Mario 'Salami' Pettrino
Erik Kilpatrick Erik Kilpatrick ... Curtis Jackson
Nathan Cook Nathan Cook ... Milton Reese
Ken Michelman Ken Michelman ... Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain Ira Angustain ... Ricky Gomez
Richard Cummings Jr. ... Albert Hodges
S. Pearl Sharp S. Pearl Sharp ... Paula Jenkins (as Saundra Sharp)
Ellaraino Ellaraino ... Mrs. Hodges (as Ella Raino Edwards)
F. William Parker ... Mr. Biletti
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Storyline

After wrongfully being imprisoned, Albert Hodges wishes to finish high school, but is mistrusting of all white people. He is forced to face that his own fears are his worst problem.

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Genres:

Drama | Sport

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1979 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Jim Willis: Albert! One thing I hated more about being in school, was having to walk to and from it each and every day.
[pauses]
Jim Willis: I heard you got cut from the team.
Albert Hodges: What you gonna do about it?
Jim Willis: What do you think that I should do about it?
Albert Hodges: Get rid of him.
Jim Willis: He's a good coach.
Albert Hodges: It's racist, man.
Jim Willis: [exits from his car, and catches up with Albert] Wait a second. There's six other blacks on that team. They never had a problem with Coach Reeves.
Albert Hodges: That's 'cause they never asserted themselves before. White people, give ...
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