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Good Fences (2003)

R
TV Movie | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

Good Fences is about an upwardly mobile black family for whom the American dream becomes a nightmare. Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his ...See moreGood Fences is about an upwardly mobile black family for whom the American dream becomes a nightmare. Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their two kids out of their mixed lower-middle-class town and into the posh enclave of Greenwich, Connecticut. Written by Patrick Spreng See less
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Director
Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)
Writers
Erika Ellis (novel) | Trey Ellis (teleplay)
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Patricia McCorkle (as Pat McCorkle)
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Updated Jan 23, 2003

Release date
Feb 2, 2003 (United States)

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Danny Glover
Tom Spader Tom Spader   See fewer
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Whoopi Goldberg
Mabel Spader Mabel Spader   See fewer
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Ruth Crisp Ruth Crisp   See fewer
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Matthew G. Brown
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5.6 / 10 | 524 votes