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A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989)

TV-PG
TV Movie | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Mary Thomas is a single mother with nine children in a rough Chicago neighborhood. She struggles through poverty, resisting gangsters, violence and drugs while battling an indifferent city bureaucracy. Her children thrive under her ...See moreMary Thomas is a single mother with nine children in a rough Chicago neighborhood. She struggles through poverty, resisting gangsters, violence and drugs while battling an indifferent city bureaucracy. Her children thrive under her protection, despite the dangers and temptations of their neighborhood. Mary's youngest son, Isiah Thomas, grows up to be one of the greatest players in the history of the NBA, leading the Detroit Pistons to two championships. Written by Jwelch5742 See less
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Updated Dec 3, 1989

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Dec 3, 1989 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Alfre Woodard
Mary Thomas Mary Thomas   See fewer
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A.J. Johnson
Ruby Thomas Ruby Thomas   See fewer
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Michael Thomas Michael Thomas   See fewer
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Garland Spencer
Isiah Thomas - Middle School Isiah Thomas - Middle School   See fewer
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Larry O. Williams Jr.
Isiah Thomas - High School Isiah Thomas - High School   See fewer
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Jamey Sheridan
Brother Ted (as James Sheridan) Brother Ted (as James Sheridan)   See fewer
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Lanei Chapman
Mary (16 years) Mary (16 years)   See fewer
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Barbara E. Robertson
Miss Day Receptionist Miss Day Receptionist   See fewer
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Cynthia Baker
Sister Kevin Anne Sister Kevin Anne   See fewer
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Marty Higginbotham
Mr. Davis Mr. Davis   See fewer
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Ed Grennan
Mayor Daley Mayor Daley   See fewer
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Moon Hi Hanson
Dr. Kim Dr. Kim   See fewer
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Bernard Mixon
Mary's Father Mary's Father   See fewer
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Bob Kohut
LoBianco LoBianco   See fewer
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Kent Martin
Grocery Store Manager Grocery Store Manager   See fewer
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Darrell Echols
Store Clerk Store Clerk   See fewer
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Susan Ware
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Wanda Christine
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James Ryan
Student Student   See fewer
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Isiah Thomas
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Larry Thomas
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Mary Thomas
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Preston Thomas
Himself Himself   See fewer
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David Welsh
Mayor's Assistant Mayor's Assistant   See fewer
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Nathaniel Barnes
Mark Thomas / Son (uncredited) Mark Thomas / Son (uncredited)   See fewer
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Terrence 'T.C.' Carson
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Conga Player (uncredited) Conga Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 82 votes