Once Upon a Time . . . When We Were Colored Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Once Upon a Time . . . When We Were Colored the Movie

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Actor Reid makes a fine directorial debut with the story of a black youngster growing up parentless in '50s Mississippi. His family faces the usual troubles of the time, including poor wages and white bigotry, but manages to provide a positive and loving home life for him. Nostalgic, sensitive, and heartwarming adaptation of Clifton Taulbert's autobiographical book.

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Lions Gate Entertainment, 2700 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404, Phone: (310)449-9200, Fax: (310)255-3870, URL: http://www.lgf.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
American South, African America, Family Ties, Period Piece: 1950s
Screenplay
Paul Cooper
Cast
Al Freeman, Paula Kelly, Phylicia Rashad, Polly Bergen, Richard Roundtree, Charles Taylor, Willie Norwood Jr., Damon Hines, Leon
Cinematography
Johnny (John W.) Simmons
Director
Tim Reid
Music
Steve Tyrell
Other
Phill Lewis

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