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  • Down in the Delta (1998)
  • PG-13
    112 min | Drama
Down in the Delta (1998)
PG-13
112 min | Drama

Frustrated by a lack of opportunity, Loretta (Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodard) self-destructs while struggling to find meaning in the asphalt jungle of Chicago, often leaving her loving mother Rosa Lynn to care for her two children. An...See moreFrustrated by a lack of opportunity, Loretta (Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodard) self-destructs while struggling to find meaning in the asphalt jungle of Chicago, often leaving her loving mother Rosa Lynn to care for her two children. An exasperated Rosa Lynn masterminds a holistic intervention and ships her daughter out to live with Rosa's successful brother (Al Freeman Jr.) in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, hoping her daughter will find fulfillment under his mentorship while reconnecting to their charged southern heritage through the story of a particularly inspiring ancestor. Maya Angelou crafts an endearingly poetic family portrait in what was regrettably her only film. DOWN IN THE DELTA ranks as one of the unsung gems of 1990s independent filmmaking. Featuring Loretta Devine (WAITING TO EXHALE), Esther Rolle (from TV's legendary series GOOD TIMES) in her final film appearance, and Wesley Snipes - who also produced. Written by Mae Moreno See less
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Dec 25, 1998 (United States)

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39 cast members
Name Known for
Alfre Woodard
Loretta Loretta   See fewer
Mary Alice
Rosa Lynn Rosa Lynn   See fewer
Mpho Koaho
Thomas Thomas   See fewer
Anne-Marie Johnson
Monica (as Anne Marie Johnson) Monica (as Anne Marie Johnson)   See fewer
Justin Lord
Dr. Rainey Dr. Rainey   See fewer
Sandra Caldwell
Volunteer Volunteer   See fewer
Colleen Williams
Tourist Woman Tourist Woman   See fewer
Richard Blackburn
Tourist Man Tourist Man   See fewer
Philip Akin
Manager Manager   See fewer
Mary Fallick
Drug Addict Drug Addict   See fewer
Sandi Ross
Pawnbroker Pawnbroker   See fewer
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins
Prim Woman (as Barbara Barnes Hopkins) Prim Woman (as Barbara Barnes Hopkins)   See fewer
Marium Carvell
Prim Sister Prim Sister   See fewer
Kim Roberts
Isabelle Isabelle   See fewer
DeFoy Glenn
Reverend Floyd Reverend Floyd   See fewer
Jeff Jones
Man in Congregation Man in Congregation   See fewer
Michelyn Emelle
Dozing Woman Dozing Woman   See fewer
Johnie Chase
Grinning Man Grinning Man   See fewer
Andrea Lewis
Cassandra Cassandra   See fewer
Nigel Shawn Williams
Carl (as Nigel Shawn-Williams) Carl (as Nigel Shawn-Williams)   See fewer
Bernard Browne
Diner 1 Diner 1   See fewer
Eugene Clark
Citizen 1 (as Eugene Clarke) Citizen 1 (as Eugene Clarke)   See fewer
Chris Benson
Citizen 2 Citizen 2   See fewer
Carol Anderson
Jesse's Wife Jesse's Wife   See fewer
Neville Edwards
Slave Man Slave Man   See fewer
Yanna McIntosh
Slave Woman Slave Woman   See fewer
Kevin Duhaney
Justin Justin   See fewer
Joel Gordon
Jesse 1865 (age 17) Jesse 1865 (age 17)   See fewer
Phillip Jarrett
Jesse 1890 (age 42) (as Phil Jarrett) Jesse 1890 (age 42) (as Phil Jarrett)   See fewer
Clinton Green
Soloist in Church Soloist in Church   See fewer
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