Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1996)

Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 55mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Period
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Rip Murray Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Sherri G Sneed Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000003
John W Simmons Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
David Pincus Editor n/a 172 7000001
Eleanor Hemingway Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Clifton L Taulbert Book as Source Material n/a 120888 4000002
Paulette Millichap Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Freddye Chapman Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Paul W Cooper Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Steve Tyrell Music n/a 120781 8000001
Michael Clausen Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Michael A Patillo Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Ira Friedlander Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Monique Huey Jones Publicity publicist 120789 29000001
Winnie Brown-Willis Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Jaki Brown-Karman Casting n/a 179 10000001
Kristen McGary Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Natalie Wilson Set Designer n/a 202 9000003
Geoffrey S Grimsman Set Designer n/a 202 9000004
Clifton Taubert Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Butch Lewis Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Iona Morris Actor Nila 1 1000007
Bernie Casey Actor Mr Walter 1 1000008
Isaac Hayes Actor Preacher Hurn 1 1000009
Richard Roundtree Actor Cleve 1 1000010
Karen Malina White Actor Mary 1 1000006
Salli Richardson-Whitfield Actor Miss Alice 1 1000005
Phylicia Rashad Actor Ma Ponk 1 1000002
Paula Kelly Actor Mama Pearl 1 1000003
Leon "Leon" Robinson Actor Uncle Melvin 1 1000004
Anna Maria Horsford Actor Miss Annie 1 1000011
Ray J Actor Cliff--age 10/11 1 1000012
Tim Reid Director n/a 2 2000001
Tim Reid Producer n/a 3 3000001
Michael Bennett Producer n/a 3 3000002
Polly Bergen Actor Miss Mabry 1 1000017
Taj Mahal Actor Mr Will 1 1000016
Damon Hines Actor Cliff--age 17 1 1000013
Charles Earl "Spud" Taylor Jr. Actor Cliff--age 5 1 1000014
Phill Lewis Actor Sammy--age 19 1 1000015
Al Freeman Jr. Actor Poppa 1 1000001
Welcome to Glen Allan, Mississippi, 1946. Experience an America that remains only in the hearts and minds of those who were brought up in this small southern community. Lost in the sweat of the cotton fields and hidden in the juke joints of muddy water blues, the people of Glen Allan nurtured and protected each other while celebrating life to the fullest. In a time when the Ku Klux Klan terrorized the streets and "White Only" were the first words learned by African American children, Clifton was encouraged by the love and kinship of the tightly-knit community to overcome the bigotry and intolerance of the South, allowing him to embark on an extraordinary journey.