Sounder
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Based on a novel by William H. Armstrong, the made-for-TV Sounder was a remake of director Martin Ritt's 1972 theatrical feature of the same name. This is the story of 11-year-old black youngster David Daniel Lee Robertson III, known throughout the film as "Boy." When his sharecropper father is arrested and sentenced to five years at hard labor after stealing food to feed his family, Boy embarks upon a journey to find out where his father has being imprisoned. Accompanied by his dog Sounder, Boy also makes the arduous crossover from boyhood to manhood with the help (and sometimes… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Affecting update of the coming-of-age classic."
‑ Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media
"It's fine and warm and satisfying and, yes, inspiring..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
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