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A Father for Charlie (1995)

TV Movie | 90 min | Drama, Western

In a town ruled by racial prejudice, only a boy had the courage to take a stand. Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman) and Joseph Mazzello (Jurassic Park) head the cast of this compelling and intense drama. U.S., the...See moreIn a town ruled by racial prejudice, only a boy had the courage to take a stand. Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman) and Joseph Mazzello (Jurassic Park) head the cast of this compelling and intense drama. U.S., the 1930s. Walter Osgood is the only black man left in the town of High Lonesome. He's lost almost everything dear to him, including his wife and son. But no one in High Lonesome will speak out to defend Walter's rights when the town unites to drive him away from the community. Except for one person, a young boy named Charlie. Not only does Walter's extraordinary friendship with Charlie teach the boy the true meaning of love and courage, but it is also a dramatic flashpoint which forces the townspeople to confront their own cruel prejudices. See less
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Louis Gossett Jr.
Walter Osgood Walter Osgood   See fewer
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Joseph Mazzello
Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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James Greene
Sam - the banker Sam - the banker   See fewer
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Don Swayze
Reuben Cantwell Reuben Cantwell   See fewer
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David Hart
Woodrow Woodrow   See fewer
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Mark Cabus
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Patrick Labyorteaux
Postmaster Postmaster   See fewer
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William Fichtner
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John Bellucci
Brother Joe Fleetwood Brother Joe Fleetwood   See fewer
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Courtenay McWhitney
Mrs. Watson Mrs. Watson   See fewer
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Chuck Butto
Ranse Mooney Ranse Mooney   See fewer
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Mark Phelan
Man at Auction Man at Auction   See fewer
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Michael J. Shea
Man at Fire Man at Fire   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 293 votes