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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 25 February 2008
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An African-American family struggles with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better way of life. Based on the play by Lorraine Hansberry.

Director:

Kenny Leon

Writers:

Paris Qualles (teleplay), Lorraine Hansberry (play)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean 'Diddy' Combs ... Walter Lee Younger (as Sean Combs)
Sanaa Lathan ... Beneatha Younger
Audra McDonald ... Ruth Younger
Phylicia Rashad ... Lena Younger
Justin Martin ... Travis Younger
Bill Nunn ... Bobo
David Oyelowo ... Joseph Asagai
Ron Cephas Jones ... Willy Harris (as Ron C. Jones)
Sean Patrick Thomas ... George Murchison
John Stamos ... Carl Lindner
Sandi Ross ... Earline Johnson
Rudy Webb Rudy Webb ... Mr Johnson
Martin Roach ... Walter Lee Sr
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Mrs. Arnold
Paul Stephen Paul Stephen ... Mr. Arnold
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Storyline

After moving to Chicago's South Side in the 1950s, a black family struggles to deal with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better life. Adapted for the screen from Lorraine Hansberry's play, this is a moving portrait of dreams deferred. Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Raisin in the Sun See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

TV version of the Tony award-winning 2004 play revival, with same director and most of the lead-cast: Kenny Leon, Sean 'Diddy' Combs , Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, Sanaa Lathan and Bill Nunn. See more »

Goofs

When they are packing up the apartment, Momma is working on putting sticks around a small plant to protect it to wrap it. The number and location of the sticks are not in sync with the timing. See more »

Quotes

Asagai: There is something wrong when all the dreams of a household depend on a man dying.
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Connections

Featured in 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

I Dream Of Love And You
Written by Mervyn Warren
Performed by Mervyn Warren
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raison and the sun
18 October 2017 | by jennifer_ayalacastroSee all my reviews

I think this movie was good. I liked it because it gave a lot of emotion threw out the whole movie, there was happiness,sadness,surprised. There were some differences from the play and the movie. In the play beneatha changes her hair and george tells her that she can't go out like that, but in the movie george just comes in the apartment and tells her, "were supposed to go to the play, not be in it" also at the end of the play when they all are moving to the new house, mama almost forgets her plant, and in the play mama goes back to the apartment and takes it, but in the movie walter goes and gets the plant and gives it to mama. Overall the acting was really good there was a lot of emotion moments but it was a good movie.


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