Monday, July 02, 2018

Uh, ever heard of Jennifer Beals


Uh, ever heard of Jennifer Beals


The story of Amanda America Dickson is so ready for the big screen. She was born in 1849 the daughter of a slave and slave owner. She was raised by her white grandmother and became one of the wealthiest women in Georgia after her father died and she inherited his estate.
Amanda America Dickson

Sorry to break it to you, Bea, but the woman's life is a TV movie or a mini-series.

And, even sorrier to break it to you, it's been made.

Guess Bea's never heard of Jennifer Beals.

From IMDB, A House Divided:

A House Divided Poster
In the aftermath of the terrible Civil War which has devastated the South, Amanda America Dixon returns home to find she has become the sole heir to a vast cotton plantation. But the ...See full summary »




  (book),  (screenplay)


A House Divided (TV Movie 2000) Poster

 (2000 TV Movie)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

John Kent Harrison

Writing Credits  

Kent Anderson Leslie...(book)
Paris Qualles...(screenplay)

Cast (in credits order)  

Sam Waterston...David Dickson
Jennifer Beals...Amanda Dickson
LisaGay Hamilton...Julia
Tim Daly...Charles Dubose
Shirley Douglas...Elizabeth Dickson
Sean McCann...Rutherford
Ron White...Henry Dickson
Colin Fox...Doctor Lovick
Adrian Hough...Lt. Brooks
Alison Sealy-Smith...Ruth
Gerard Parkes...Judge Stevens
Dara Perlmutter...Amanda (age 10)
Kayla Perlmutter...Amanda (age 5)
Omar McIntosh...Young Boy
Troy Seivwright-Adams...Silvester
Karen Kennedy...Matron (as Karen Kenedy)
Craig Eldridge...Judge Cottner
Ron Payne...Jury Foreman
Barry Stillwell...Court Clerk
Paul Essiembre...Hotel Clerk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joey Naber

Johann Benét...Joshua (uncredited)
Matt Granger...Henry's Son (uncredited)

Produced by 

Jon Avnet...executive producer
Beth Colt...producer
Fritzi Horstman...associate producer
Jordan Kerner...executive producer
Phyllis producer (as Phyllis Rossheim-Pierce)
Stephen J. Turnbull...line producer
Sam Waterston...producer

Again, Bea, it's already been made.  Maybe next time, you can get the word out on it instead of being ignorant of its existence?

Important stories have been ignored by history.  When they are finally recognized there's no reason to render them invisible.

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