Conrack (1974)

Conrack
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 47mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Irby Smith Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Pat Conroy Book as Source Material ("The Water Is Wide") 120888 4000004
Pat Conroy Source Material (Novel: THE WATER IS WIDE) 120786 4000003
Harriet Frank Jr. Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
John Alonzo Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Frank Bracht Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Ronne Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000001
Walter Scott Herndon Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
John Williams Music n/a 120781 8000001
Irving Ravetch Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Harriet Frank Jr. Producer n/a 3 3000002
Antonio Fargas Actor Quickfellow 1 1000005
Tina Andrews Actor Mary 1 1000004
Madge Sinclair Actor Mrs Scott 1 1000003
Paul Winfield Actor Mad Billy 1 1000002
Ruth Attaway Actor Edna 1 1000006
James O'Rear Actor Little Man 1 1000007
Martin Ritt Producer n/a 3 3000001
Martin Ritt Director n/a 2 2000001
Hume Cronyn Actor Skeffington 1 1000008
Jon Voight Actor Pat Conroy 1 1000001
Synopsis
In the late 1960s, Pat Conroy accepts a teaching job on a small island of the South Carolina coast. When he gets there, Conroy finds that his school is essentially a shack, filled with illiterate students who cannot count, and do not even know that they live in the United States. Conroy disagrees with the methods of the principal who has convinced the students that they are lazy and unintelligent, and decides to try new ways to reach them. The students thrive as Conroy exposes them to films, classical music, and teaches them to swim. When his unconventional methods are criticized by the local leaders, Conroy responds by confronting them about the institutional racism that has held his students back.
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