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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Almos' A Man (1976)













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Although Dave (LeVar Burton, Roots, Dummy) and his family are poor sharecroppers in the Deep South in the 1930's, this 15 year-olds problem is shared by teenagers today: he stands with one foot in adulthood and the other in childhood. “Almos' A Man”, yet still treated like a child, he struggles for an identity. There's one thing, one symbol of manhood, Dave thinks, that could guarantee him instant respect: a gun.

Dave finds a way to buy a pistol and at last, is ready to pull the trigger for the first time, never again will they call him a boy…But, he trembles, the gun overpowers the boy's body and he loses control - his young life forever changed.  Also starring Madge Sinclair (Cornbread, Earl & Me) and Robert DoQui (Coffy).

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