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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978)

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TV Movie | 95 min | Drama

With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart. Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year- the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl ...See moreWith the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart. Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year- the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black- to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride- no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away. Written by elcarrone See less
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Director
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Arthur Heinemann (teleplay) | Mildred D. Taylor (novels "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry"; "Song of the Trees")
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Robert B. Hauser (as Robert Hauser)
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Updated Jun 2, 1978

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Jun 2, 1978 (United States)

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Janet MacLachlan
Mary Logan Mary Logan   See fewer
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Robert Christian
David Logan David Logan   See fewer
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Roy Poole
Granger Granger   See fewer
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Rockne Tarkington
Morrison Morrison   See fewer
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John Cullum
Mr. Jamison Mr. Jamison   See fewer
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Morgan Freeman
Uncle Hammer Uncle Hammer   See fewer
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Lark Ruffin
Cassie Cassie   See fewer
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Tony Ross
Stacey Stacey   See fewer
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Rodney King Adams
Christopher John Christopher John   See fewer
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Charlie Briggs
Kaleb Wallace (as Charles Briggs) Kaleb Wallace (as Charles Briggs)   See fewer
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Christian Garrison
Bus Driver Bus Driver   See fewer
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Mark Keith
Jeremy Jeremy   See fewer
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Colia LaFayett
Mrs. Berry Mrs. Berry   See fewer
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Joan Lewis
Miss Crocker Miss Crocker   See fewer
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Thomas Hal Phillips
Mr. Higgins Mr. Higgins   See fewer
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John C. Roper Jr.
Dewberry Dewberry   See fewer
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Al Scott
Barnett Barnett   See fewer
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Tommie Stewart
Mrs. Avery Mrs. Avery   See fewer
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Tonea Stewart
Mrs. Avery Mrs. Avery   See fewer
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Lou Walker
Mr. Avery Mr. Avery   See fewer
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Lisa Whittington
Lillian Jean Lillian Jean   See fewer
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5.5 / 10 | 260 votes