A struggling moonshiner's family is held accountable for their slave-holding ancestor's obligations in this classic story of boyhood discovery and deathbed wishes.
Shadrach -- Harvey Keitel and Andie MacDowell star in this poignant drama about family, heritage and friendshipset on a dilapidated Southern plantation during the Great Depression. Based on a short story by William Styron.
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Harvey Keitel stars as Vernon Dabney, the volatile patriarch of a poor family in Tidewater, Virginia. Proud descendants of aristocratic plantation owners, the Dabneys have fallen on hard times. Now, in the depths of the Great Depression, an angry and desperate Dabney must bootleg liquor to provide for his wife, Trixie (Andie MacDowell), and their seven children. One fateful summer day in 1935, Shadrach (John Franklin Sawyer), a 99-year-old former slave, appears on the Dabneys' doorstep. He has walked from Alabama in order to spend his last days, and be buried, on the old Dabney plantation where he was born into slavery. Trixie and the kids fall instantly for Shadrach's charm; Vernon will struggle with his own entrenched beliefs before being able to fulfill Shadrach's dying wishes with honor and dignity.
Harvey Keitel and Andie MacDowell star in this poignant drama about family, heritage and friendshipset on a dilapidated Southern plantation during the Great Depression. Based on a short story by William Styron.
Struggling to feed their teeming brood and keep beer in the icebox as the country endures the Great Depression, the Dabneys have not forgotten that their run-down farm once numbered among the South's richest tobacco plantations. Still, they never expected the obligations of their ancestors to become their own - until the arrival of an aged black man. He has walked all the way from Alabama with little more than the clothes on his back, a stick in his hand, and one last wish in his heart.
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