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Mister Johnson (1991)

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Director Bruce Beresford followed up his Academy Award-winning Driving Miss Daisy with another meditation on race, Mister Johnson. Set in West Africa in 1923, Johnson (Maynard Eziashi), the clerk of British administrator Harry Rudbeck (Pierce Brosnan), attempts everything within his power to ingratiate himself into white society. Johnson hatches a plan to juggle the books so that Rudbeck will have the capital necessary to achieve his ultimate dream of a "great northern road," but when his scheme

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Drama, Comedy

Jan 29, 1992

Vestron Video

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This just doesn't really work, but then, neither did the novel.

August 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A richly nuanced and well-acted screen version of Joyce Cary's 1839 novel.

July 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

A standout performance by Maynard Eziashi in the title role

January 1, 2000 Full Review
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