Richard Wright's Almos' a Man [DVD] [English] 
- SKU: 13995126
- Release Date: 01/25/2005
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- Author bio
- Actor bios
- Printable study guide
- About the American Short Story Collection
- Audio interview: Robert Geller
- Henry Fonda intro
Based on the story by Richard Wright, Almos' a Man stars LeVar Burton as a black teenager in the South of the 1930s. Working as a field hand, Burton is frustrated at being considered inferior to the local whites. Perhaps if he purchases a gun, he can prove his manhood. This is the decision he makes-much to the anguish of his mother, played by Madge Sinclair. Originally a PBS American Short Story presentation, Almos' a Man was first telecast April 26, 1977. Running some 45 minutes, it was offered in tandem with a dramatizaton of Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's Home. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- LeVar Burton
- Henry Fonda - Narrator
- Christopher Brooks
- Garry Goodrow
- Madge Sinclair