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To All My Friends on Shore (1972)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 25 February 1972
An airport redcap works hard to get his family out of the ghetto, only to discover that his son has sickle-cell anemia.

Director:

Gilbert Cates

Writers:

Bill Cosby (idea), Allan Sloane
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bill Cosby ... Blue
Gloria Foster ... Serena
Dennis Hines Dennis Hines ... Vandy
Bo Enivel Bo Enivel ... Clipboard Man
Dennis Tate Dennis Tate ... Dr. Folkman
Ray Mason Ray Mason ... Doctor
Garrett Saunders Garrett Saunders ... Garageman
David Mann David Mann ... Porter
Judy Mills Judy Mills ... Receptionist
Teddy Thompson Teddy Thompson ... Tempo
Steven Dohanos Steven Dohanos ... Traveler
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An airport redcap works hard to get his family out of the ghetto, only to discover that his son has sickle-cell anemia.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A todos mis amigos de la tierra See more »

Filming Locations:

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In the closing credits, Charles Federmarch is credited twice as "sound mixer". See more »

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Somewhat disappointing change of pace for Cosby
7 June 2013 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

"To All My Friends On Shore" presents Bill Cosby in a light you've probably not seen in him before - in a dramatic production with no humor whatsoever. Since I've found many comedians to be effective at drama when given the change, I was looking forward to this. Added to the interest was that Cosby is not only credited with coming up with the basic idea for the movie, he also composed the music score. But in the end, the movie is kind of disappointing. Cosby keeps the same basic tone throughout - even when he learns his on screen son was taken to the hospital, he remains at the same tone! The first half of the movie is somewhat slow as well. Things do improve in the second half of the movie, with Cosby's character forced to change his way of thinking, and that is interesting. But the movie still suffers from technical goofs ranging from seeing the reflection of the cameraman to poorly recorded audio that makes it hard to make out what people are saying at times. Still, while this movie is somewhat disappointing, it's way, way better than "Top Secret", another dramatic turn by Cosby made six years later.


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