Native Son (1986)

Native Son
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Dunn Pearson Music Arranger n/a 121019 8000002
Dunn Pearson Original Music n/a 120838 8000003
James Mtume Song ("Jones Comes Down") 120859 8000004
Diane Silver Song ("Jones Comes Down") 120859 8000005
James Mtume Music n/a 120781 8000001
Aaron Stell Editor n/a 172 7000001
Allan Nicholls Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Toti Levine Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000003
Thomas Burstyn Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Stephanie Mills Song Performer ("Jones Comes Down") 120788 8000006
Stephen Marsh Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Len Glascow Stunts n/a 240 19000001
Randell Widner Stunts n/a 240 19000002
Henri Bollinger Publicity publicist 120789 29000001
Mark F Ulano Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Hilary Wright Costumes n/a 120828 13000002
Anne Kuljian Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Hank McCann Casting n/a 179 10000001
Theadora Van Runkle Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Janet L Davidson Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Richard Wright Source Material (from novel) ("Native Son") 120793 4000002
Elizabeth McGovern Actor Mary Dalton 1 1000007
John McMartin Actor Mr Dalton 1 1000008
Geraldine Page Actor Peggy 1 1000009
Victor Love Actor Bigger Thomas 1 1000006
John Karlen Actor Max 1 1000005
Akosua Busia Actor Bessie 1 1000002
Matt Dillon Actor Jan 1 1000003
Art Evans Actor Doc 1 1000004
Willard E Pugh Actor Gus 1 1000010
David Rasche Actor Buckley 1 1000011
Diane Silver Producer n/a 3 3000001
Lindsay Law Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Richard Wesley Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jerrold Freedman Director n/a 2 2000001
John Otrin Actor n/a 1 1000015
Lane Smith Actor Britton 1 1000012
Oprah Winfrey Actor Mrs Thomas 1 1000013
Chuck Hicks Actor n/a 1 1000014
Carroll Baker Actor Mrs Dalton 1 1000001
Synopsis
In Chicago during the Depression, an African-American man named Bigger Thomas is trying to improve his station in life through his job as chauffeur to a weathly white family. In addition to bossing Bigger around, the family's daugther also routinely make advances to him. One evening when she is drunkenly flirting with him in her bedroom, the girl's blind mother comes into the room, and Bigger, sure that he will be accused of rape, attempts to stiffle the girl, accidentally killing her. Panicked, Bigger hides her body and claims that she was kidnapped by her boyfriend, a communist activist. But Bigger is charged with the murder and ultimately executed.