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      A House Divided

      TV-14 2000 1 hr. 40 min. Drama List
      Reviews 57% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Amanda America Dixon (Jennifer Beals) is the daughter of a Southern plantation owner, but she is ignorant of her mixed racial heritage. In the days following the Civil War, her father, David Dixon (Sam Waterston), raped a teenage slave, impregnating her and leading to Amanda's birth. Years later, upon David's death, Amanda is to inherit his estate. However, her uncle (Ron White) tries to contest the will due to Amanda's race, while lawyer Charles Dubose (Tim Daly) defends her in court. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This was a pretty decent film. It was short and to the point which is good, but I felt had they elaborated on certain scenes it would have made for a stronger film. Still worth seeing though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Very good true life movie. Black people r still doin it (for there children) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      John Leonard New York Magazine/Vulture For all its predictability, A House Divided has surprising power, and I think that power derives from what it doesn't say behind its screens -- those screams of denial. Feb 6, 2018 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Oct 19, 2005 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com Rated: 2.5/5 Nov 6, 2003 Full Review Christabel Padmore Apollo Guide Rated: 78/100 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Amanda America Dixon (Jennifer Beals) is the daughter of a Southern plantation owner, but she is ignorant of her mixed racial heritage. In the days following the Civil War, her father, David Dixon (Sam Waterston), raped a teenage slave, impregnating her and leading to Amanda's birth. Years later, upon David's death, Amanda is to inherit his estate. However, her uncle (Ron White) tries to contest the will due to Amanda's race, while lawyer Charles Dubose (Tim Daly) defends her in court.
      Director
      John Kent Harrison
      Executive Producer
      Jordan Kerner, Jon Avnet
      Rating
      TV-14 (V|L|D|S), R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English