Marvin And Tige

  • 1983
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Drama

Tige Jackson (Gibran Brown) is an 11-year-old black street kid, left alone after his mother dies. The child is rescued from suicide by a failed middle-aged white man, Marvin Stewart (John Cassavetes), and gradually a bond forms between the two. When Tige becomes ill, Marvin discovers that the boy's father is now the parent of three additional children and...read more

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Tige Jackson (Gibran Brown) is an 11-year-old black street kid, left alone after his mother dies. The child is rescued from suicide by a failed middle-aged white man, Marvin Stewart (John Cassavetes), and gradually a bond forms between the two. When Tige becomes ill, Marvin discovers that

the boy's father is now the parent of three additional children and is unwilling to assume responsibility for the boy. Though the three leads bring sincerity to their roles, the action is telegraphed. The film was further hampered by the unforeseen horror of a series of murders of black children

in Atlanta, where the production was shot. Released shortly after the killer was arrested and convicted, the premise, which hinges on a black child alone in the company of a white stranger, simply didn't wash.

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  • Released: 1983
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Tige Jackson (Gibran Brown) is an 11-year-old black street kid, left alone after his mother dies. The child is rescued from suicide by a failed middle-aged white man, Marvin Stewart (John Cassavetes), and gradually a bond forms between the two. When Tige b… (more)

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