This is one of the few movies that makes me cry, if I've paid attention to it.
Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey began their acting careers in this film.
Danny Glover fans get a treat to see the hero-portraying actor play the bad guy in this film.
It's a Steve Speilberg movie about moral decency, amongst other things like the black woman's struggle in America.
However, it doesn't turn me off like many LifeTime channel programs for women that portray all men as the bad guy.
The book was a required reading classic for many in high school, but turned into a movie, it was done as a very emotional, and musical, masterpiece.
It's one of those off-the-beaten-path movies that you wouldn't expect me to praise.