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Sounder (2003)





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Based on a novel by William H. Armstrong, the made-for-TV Sounder was a remake of director Martin Ritt's 1972 theatrical feature of the same name. This is the story of 11-year-old black youngster David Daniel Lee Robertson III, known throughout the film as "Boy." When his sharecropper father is arrested and sentenced to five years at hard labor after stealing food to feed his family, Boy embarks upon a journey to find out where his father has being imprisoned. Accompanied by his dog Sounder, Boy also makes the arduous crossover from boyhood to manhood with the help (and sometimes hindrance) of various people along the road. Kevin Hooks, who played Boy in the original film, directed the remake, while Paul Winfield, the original Father, is here cast as Teacher. Sounder first aired January 19, 2003, as a component of the ABC anthology The Wonderful World of Disney.


Carl Lumbly
as The Father
Suzzanne Douglas
as The Mother
Paul Winfield
as The teacher
Bill Lake
as Deputy
Joshua Watkis
as Boy (age 7)
Eugene Clark
as Preacher #1
Bruce McFee
as Crew Boss
Neil Girvan
as Guard #1
Conrad Coates
as Preacher #2
Bruce Mc Fee
as Crew Boss
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Critic Reviews for Sounder

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

... the old magic still works.

January 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Affecting update of the coming-of-age classic.

December 20, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's fine and warm and satisfying and, yes, inspiring...

July 5, 2003

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