Shadrach (1998)

Original Title : Shadrach
Director : Susanna Styron
Writer : William Styron
Susanna Styron
Bridget Terry
Genre : Drama
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Boaz Davidson , Jonathan Demme , Danny Dimbort , Avi Lerner , Ric Rondell , Elie Samaha , Steve Shareshian , Trevor Short , Bridget Terry , John Thompson
Music : Van Dyke Parks
Photography : Hiro Narita
MPAA Rating : Rated PG-13 for language and brief sexuality.
IMDB ID : 0144604
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Shadrach (1998) - Susanna Styron


John Franklin Sawyer Shadrach
Scott Terra Paul
Ginnie Randall Virginia
Darrell Larson Mr. Whitehurst
Deborah Hedwall Mrs. Whitehurst
Jonathan Parks Jordan Middle Mole
Erin Underwood Lucinda
Alice Rogers Cloris
Monica Bugajski Edmonia
Daniel Treat Little Mole
Andie MacDowell Trixie Dabney
Michael Ruff Smut
Muse Watson Captain
Doug Chancey Dock Worker
Harvey Keitel Vernon Dabney
Rick Warner Presbyterian Minister
Edward Bunker Joe Thorton
Clarinda Hollmond Chapel Singer
Melvin L. Cauthen Earvin Williams
Richard K. Olsen Seddon Washington
Olivia Bost Sweet Betty
Bill Nelson Fauntleroy
Walter Hand Preacher
Martin Sheen Narrator (voice


In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is a violation of strict Virginia law.


A fine movie I was a bit surprised with the quality of this movie. I was only going to watch it due to Andie MacDowell being on it, but even the kid actors did a fine job. Certainly a drama movie worth watching. If you like drama movies, go rent this one, if only to see Andie in a different kind of role than usually. Nothing romantic about her character ,)
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Shadrach (1998) - Susanna Styron