Drama


The Least Among You


MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Drama
Runtime:
98 mins
Stars:
Cedric Sanders, Lauren Holly, Louis Gossett Jr., William Devane, Cory Hardrict, John Brently Reynolds, Starletta DuPois, Carter MacIntyre, Siena Goines, Bernardo de Paula, Nicolas Levene, Scott Waara, Ricco Ross
Director:
Mark Young
Producer:
Mark Young, Julia Verdin

Content at a Glance


Sex


comments regarding the use of women; young woman is pregnant and this is not shown in a positive light.

Language


police referred to as "pigs"; g/omg-4; a-1; references to jesus are in reverence. f-1

Violence


scenes of racial riots; boys fighting; man hits his son; man hits another with bat; young man grabs and pushes woman around and rips her dress; a cross burning is seen in boy's dorm room; man pulls gun out and shoots another man; discussion regarding two men's deaths; woman tries to blackmail a man.

Drugs


man smokes; teacher smokes and drinks in office; dean smoking in office; discussion regarding dealing drugs; discussions about being a "drunk".

Nudity


woman's dress is ripped.

Other


young man in jail; racial prejudices; disrespectful attitudes toward the cross and people; discussions regarding faith.



Synopsis

This movie is inspired by a true story about a black college graduate forced to serve probation after the 1965 Watts riots at an all-white seminary that wants black followers not leaders. Encouraged by the seminary president, Alan Beckett, to break the color line while Prof. Kate Allison, the former missionary, remains skeptical and aloof, Richard Kelly nears the breaking point when he meets Samuel, an elderly ex-alcoholic janitor who lives in the basement of his dormitory. As Samuel guides Richard through the trials of racism and how life haunts him, he undergoes a transformation that forces him to choose between his dreams and his destiny.


Movie Message

This is a film about another time when there was upheaval in the United States based truly on racial differences. It is a story of one young man's journey in this life that turned in a different direction than he had planned. Richard Kelly was headed for the direction of corporate America, but by being at the wrong place at the wrong time he is sent into a future role he never expected.

Set in 1965, this dramatic movie shows the major discrimination a young man has to endure during his life at the seminary and in the outside world which makes an impact on his life. This is a compelling story however, there are some intense scenes that may be upsetting to some viewers.

There are some language concerns, but on the whole we award this film our Dove-Approved Seal for Ages 12+.

For Ages 12 And Over

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