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Cornbread, Earl & Me
Cornbread Earl Me
Actors: Moses Gunn, Rosalind Cash, Bernie Casey, Madge Sinclair, Jamaal Wilkes
Director: Joseph Manduke
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, African American Cinema
PG     2001     1hr 35min

He had all the right moves to put the ball away...until the cops put him awayfor good. UCLA All-American and NBA Rookie Of The Year Keith Wilkes and Academy AwardÂ(r)* and Golden Globe** nominee Laurence Fishburne III give...  more »


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Actors: Moses Gunn, Rosalind Cash, Bernie Casey, Madge Sinclair, Jamaal Wilkes
Director: Joseph Manduke
Creators: Jules Brenner, Joseph Manduke, Aaron Stell, Leonard Lamensdorf, Martin Fink, Ronald Fair
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, African American Cinema
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/16/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1974
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1974
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

Good film about the importance of friendship and manhood
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 06/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Aw later for you, Leonard Maltin! This movie is GREAT! This is an important story about friendship and manhood. Young Larry Fishburne's admiration of "Cornbread" rings true with any child who had an older friend to admire as a role model. But the outstanding part is where Fish's mother (Rosalind Cash) tells Fishburne to go to the courtroom stand and BE A MAN and not to be intimidated into giving false testimony of Cornbread's death at the hands of the police as the other witnesses were! This scene borught tears to my eyes and a "standing-o" from the audience I saw it with. This scene alone, with the message it gives to young people about integrity, is worth the price of admission alone!"
Great movie!!!
eva m. lavelle | pittsburgh, pa. United States | 03/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie stands the test of time. I remember seeing this movie on the big screen when I was little.I was so moved by young Larry Fishburn performance that I found myself crying right along with him during the big tearjerking scene. So much talent even at that young age of 12. It's hard to believe that the sweet kid in "Cornbread Earl and Me" grew up to be the mean Ike Turner in "What's Love Got To Do With It"! One of my favorite movies as a child, "Cornbread Earl and Me" is now one of my children's favorite. The teenagers love it for the violence( angry mob attacks cops,woman gets 'pimp slap' in the face by crooked cop, ... etc.) but I like it because of the beautiful touching story. Buy it, you wont be disappointed."
Superb !!!!!!
A. R SCOTT | Houston, Texas | 10/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remember when I had saw this movie when I was a little girl and I had saw it on BET last year this is a great movie it is sad but it is still good I enjoyed this movie and I would recommend anyone who enjoys blaxploitation movies would enjoy this movie this is a great film about a little boy and his friend Cornbread he was a great basketball player and he had just recieved a scholarship to go to a college to play basketball and had dreams of becoming a pro- basketball player and one day a white cop accidentally shoots him and he dies and a big contorversy stirs in this small towm and causes havoc and trouble for everyone and really takes a toll on his friend and
makes it hard for him to cope with his loss but eventually things get better and then he goes on with his life but he never forget about his friend "Cornbread" . This is a touching heartwarming film that would make you just want to cry so therefore when you watch this movie be sure to have some tissue on hand. I would recommend anyone who is fond of dramas to purchse this video!!!!"
An outstanding movie!
xtillmanx | California | 07/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is great! I wholeheartedly recommend this movie to anyone. It features outstanding acting, excellent cinematography, and incredible musical scores! My favorite part in the whole movie is the song that introduces the main character "Cornbread." I hope that you enjoy this movie as much as I have and do. In fact this movie has inspired a small Cornbread groupie movement amongst the counselors and lifeguards at a certain up-scale mountain resort. If it has the power to do that, think what it could do for you. Like the song says.... "It's Cornbread!" So just buy it."