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The Rising Place (2001)

PG-13
93 min | Drama

The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
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Willie Blanchard (as William J. Blanchard)
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$7,565
Gross (US & Canada)
$8,360
Gross (World)
$8,360
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Feb 2001 (United States)
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34 cast members
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Liam Aiken
Emmett Wilder Emmett Wilder   See fewer
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Frances Fisher
Virginia Wilder Virginia Wilder   See fewer
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Alice Drummond
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Frances Sternhagen
Ruth Wilder Ruth Wilder   See fewer
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Emily Hodge (age 10) Emily Hodge (age 10)   See fewer
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Wilma Watson (age 10) Wilma Watson (age 10)   See fewer
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Laurel Holloman
Emily Hodge Emily Hodge   See fewer
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Tess Harper
Rebecca Hodge Rebecca Hodge   See fewer
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Janie Story
Young Ruth (age 8) Young Ruth (age 8)   See fewer
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Jackson Walker
Harry C. Devening Harry C. Devening   See fewer
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Elise Neal
Wilma Watson Wilma Watson   See fewer
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Eddie Cotton Jr.
Walter Malone Walter Malone   See fewer
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Debra Heitman
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Melvina Pou Melvina Pou   See fewer
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Lessie Watson Lessie Watson   See fewer
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Franklin Pou (age 8) Franklin Pou (age 8)   See fewer
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Mason Gamble
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Nate Bynum
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6.4 / 10 | 158 votes