Yada BeenerDenver aged 9
Emil PinnockHoward aged 14
Calen JohnsonBuglar aged 13
Beah RichardsBaby Suggs
George E. RayReverend Pike
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Shortly after the Civil War, former slave Sethe lives with her grown daughter, Denver, outside Cincinnati. Sethe is stolid and hard working; Denver wants society. Paul D, a former slave who knew Sethe, happens on them and joins the farm and family, but not before the house rattles and pitches, as if spirits reject Paul D's coming. Nex
Release date: 16 October 1998
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Set shortly after the Civil War, the story revolves around Sethe, a hard working former slave who currently resides on the outskirts of Cincinnati with her grown daughter Denver. Inexplicably, a young woman named "Beloved" who walks and speaks awkwardly as well as behaves in a childlike manner, one day shows up to their house resulting in a story of personal growth and mutual understanding.
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