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.
Drama , Kids & Family , Television
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Carl Lumbly
as The Father
Suzzanne Douglas
as The Mother
Paul Winfield
as The teacher
Bill Lake
as Deputy
Marcus Johnson
as Brother
Joshua Watkis
as Boy (age 7)
Ashley Archer
as Sister
Eugene Clark
as Preacher #1
Neil Girvan
as Guard #1
Bruce McFee
as Crew Boss
Conrad Coates
as Preacher #2
Peter MacNeill
as Sheriff
Bruce Mc Fee
as Crew Boss
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Critic Reviews for Sounder

All Critics (2)

Affecting update of the coming-of-age classic.

Full Review… | December 20, 2010
Common Sense Media

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

Full Review… | July 5, 2003
Flick Filosopher

Audience Reviews for Sounder

Beautiful family, Cicily Tyson, trying to survive in the rascist south around 1900 or so. Excellent Moving, excellent.

Mary Miller
Mary Miller

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