The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern patriarch. Discovering oil on the afore mentioned property, the patriarch's family tries to regain the land by destroying the deed and denying it ever existed. Coming to Elvira Backus' aid is attorney Willie Croft. He attempts to get back Elvira's land and leads the movie to it's eventual court scene. IMDb (by P. Wong)
Taglines: Scott Glenn, Jamie Lee Curtis and Bette Davis Shine in a Powerful Drama!
IMDb User Review:
ENCORE! ENCORE! ENCORE! (Sep. 18, 1999 by moviola-8): This Is One Of The BEST & Earliest HBO Original Films!An
excellent story carried off superbly by an excellent cast! The legendary
Bette Davis SHINES in this classic tale of Greed & Skullduggery in
the Deep South.
Scott Glenn is wonderful in his role as the small town
southern underdog attorney trying to save a black family from losing
their home after oil has been discovered under the ground. Jamie Lee
Curtis plays the Updated Southern Belle with a KICK. One of her first
scenes where she arrives at the family mansion is INCREDIBLE!
as the matronly matriarch of the rich Southern clan who KNOWS what is
what is a sight to behold.What will Scott Glenn walk away with? The
case or the girl? If you can track down this gem and find out for
yourself you will NOT be disappointed!
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