Nightjohn Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Nightjohn the Movie

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Nightjohn (Lumbly) is the new slave purchased by Southern plantation owner Clel Walker (Bridges). He moves into the cabin shared by 12-year-old Sarny (Jones) and Delie (Toussaint). When Sarny finds out that Nightjohn can read and write (illegal for slaves), she's determined to learn from him. And with her new knowledge, Sarny looks for ways to help her fellow slaves. Based on Gary Paulsen's 1993 novel; filmed on location at Rip Raps Plantation in Sumter, South Carolina.

Distribution

Hallmark Home Entertainment, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (213)634-3000, Fax: (213)549-3760, Remarks: Lainie Handelman, Mktg.

Available on VHS
Running time 96 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Historical Drama, Slavery, African America
Screenplay
Bill Cain
Cast
Carl Lumbly, Allison Jones, Beau Bridges, Lorraine Toussaint, Bill Cobbs, Kathleen York, Gabriel Casseus, Tom Nowicki, Monica Ford, Joel Thomas Traywick
Cinematography
Elliot Davis
Director
Charles Burnett
Music
Stephen James Taylor
Producer
Dennis Murphy, David Manson, Hallmark Entertainment, Disney, Sarabande Productions

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