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Sunday, January 19, 2003 4.5 7 3
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  • Season: 2002-2003
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Black Story, Period Piece
  • Based On: Sounder written by Wiliam H. Armstrong
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book by William H. Armstrong. Remake of the 1972 feature film. During the depression a proud southern family of black sharecroppers eke out a meager living. After his father steals a ham and is sentenced to 5 years in jail his son, who has reluctantly assumed the role of provider, embarks on a journey to manhood accompanied by his faithful dog, Sounder. Along the way he experiences the harsh treatment of whites and finds kindness in a black schoolteacher. The father eventually returns and the longed-for reunion is bittersweet, but the love of the family will endure always.


Production Company:

  • Jaffe/Braunstein IAW Touchstone TV

Production Type:

  • In-House
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