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The Pride of Jesse Hallam

1981 1h 38m Drama List
Reviews 79% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
An illiterate coal miner from Kentucky moves to Cincinnati so that his daughter may receive spinal surgery. Determined to support his family in the city, he decides he must learn to read and write as an adult and resolves to graduate from high school. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member Who knew a movie about a man learning to read & write could be so interesting?! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie has a heart and a soul. JC you were a prince and are truly missed, may you RIP. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A well told "true story" which make it even more enjoyable to watch. Johnny Cash puts in a great performance. Very educational as well. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member A lot better than what I expected I must say ... and the first song 'Moving Up' is great! Apparently not an any albums though ... bummer but I did find on 'You Tube' at least. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty good if you love johnny cash! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member The film's heart is in the right place and it is sincere, but it's very predictable and obvious. Johnny Cash does a surprisingly fine job. Watchable but forgettable as well. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An illiterate coal miner from Kentucky moves to Cincinnati so that his daughter may receive spinal surgery. Determined to support his family in the city, he decides he must learn to read and write as an adult and resolves to graduate from high school.
Director
Gary Nelson
Producer
Sam Manners
Production Co
The Königsberg Company
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 30, 2016
Runtime
1h 38m