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Down in the Delta (1998)

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Release Date
 USA: Dec 25, 1998
DVD Release Date
 R1: Feb 2, 2004

MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for drug related material.

Running Time
1 hour, 52 minutes

Country USA

Studio Amen Ra Films, Chris-Rose Productions, Showtime

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• Down in the Delta

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Genre: Drama, Drugs, Law, Doctor, Coming Of Age, Teenage

Tagline: Sometimes, the last place you expected to be is the one place you've always belonged...

Plot: A city girl gets shipped off to stay with her family in the Mississippi Delta by her mother in order to convalesce from her drug addiction. While there, she works alongside her grandfather at the family restaurant and learns about the trials and adventures of previous generations of her family dating back to their time in slavery before the Civil War. A touching family drama and the directorial debut of poet Angelou.

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