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The Piano Lesson (1995)

PG
TV Movie | 95 min | Drama, Music

An African-American family struggles to retain their heritage, in the form of a history told in the carvings on the family piano. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano and use the money to buy farmland, but sister Berniece won't part with it.
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August Wilson (play) (teleplay)
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Updated Feb 5, 1995

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Feb 5, 1995 (United States)

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18 cast members
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Charles S. Dutton
Boy Willie (as Charles Dutton) Boy Willie (as Charles Dutton)   See fewer
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Alfre Woodard
Berniece Charles Berniece Charles   See fewer
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Carl Gordon
Doaker Doaker   See fewer
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Lou Myers
Wining Boy Wining Boy   See fewer
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Zelda Harris
Maretha Maretha   See fewer
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Lynne Innerst
Miss Ophelia Miss Ophelia   See fewer
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Harold Surratt
Papa Willie Boy Papa Willie Boy   See fewer
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Elva Branson
Mama Berniece Mama Berniece   See fewer
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Tim Hartman
Sutter Sutter   See fewer
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Ben Tatar
Watermelon Man Watermelon Man   See fewer
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Alice Eisner
Watermelon Lady (as Alice Gerber Eisner) Watermelon Lady (as Alice Gerber Eisner)   See fewer
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Bob Tracey
Nolander Nolander   See fewer
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John W. Iwanonkiw
Electrician Helper (uncredited) Electrician Helper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jackson Nunn
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Ratings Breakdown

7 / 10 | 379 votes