The Last Brickmaker in America

The Last Brickmaker in America
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
  • ROLE CALL: Holly Hunter's Ace
    By: Fiona Ng Mar 19, 2001

    HOLLYWOOD, July 28, 2000 -- Holly Hunter got game. A game of tennis, that is. The Academy Award-winning actress ("The Piano") is going to portray tennis legend Billie Jean King in the ABC television movie, tentatively titled "Battle of the Sexes," which follows the 1972 match between King and Bobby Riggs. King, the No. 1 women's player at the time, handily defeated Riggs, ranked No. 100, in the highly publicized match. Riggs had boasted that the No. 100 men's tennis player could defeat the top

Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sidney Poitier Actor Henry Cobb 1 1000001
Wendy Crewson Actor Karen Potter 1 1000002
Jay Sanders Actor Mike Potter 1 1000003
Mary Alice Actor Dorothy Cobb 1 1000004
Bernie Casey Actor Lewis 1 1000005
Cody Newton Actor Danny Potter 1 1000006
Piper Laurie Actor Ruth Anne 1 1000007
Duke Ernsberger Actor Principal Robert Keenan 1 1000008
Tom Nowicki Actor Carl Douglas 1 1000009
Mert Hatfield Actor Bank Chairman Redden 1 1000010
Terry Loughlin Actor Dr Hayward 1 1000011
Rebecca Koon Actor Ms Abbott 1 1000012
Bill Roberson Actor Dr Quinn 1 1000013
Terry Norman Actor Ms Walters 1 1000014
Gregg Champion Director n/a 2 2000001
Gregg Champion Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Richard Leder Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Sharon Cicero Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Ronnie Clemmer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Richard Kughn Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Bill Pace Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Jack Nasser Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Joseph Nasser Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Derek Kavanagh Producer n/a 3 3000009
James Nasser Co-Producer n/a 170 3000010
Marla White Co-Producer n/a 170 3000011
Richard Leder Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Derek Kavanagh Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Gwyneth Horder-Payton Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Daniel Suhart Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Volney Howard Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000004
Vick Griffin Location Manager n/a 193 5000005
Stephanie Hammond Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
Peggy Porter Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000007
Gordon Lonsdale Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jeff Moore Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Leroy Patton Camera Operator n/a 239 6000003
Bob Newcomb Camera Operator n/a 239 6000004
Joe Parisella Color Timer n/a 120921 6000005
Gib Jaffe Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Scharf Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000002
Kimberly Ettinger Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Joseph Conlan Music n/a 120781 8000001
Michael Aarvold Music music mixer 120781 8000002
Sue Eller Music Editor n/a 214 8000003
William Creber Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Summer Eubanks Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Jim Gloster Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Arturo Interian Executive in Charge n/a 120791 11000001
Vicki Sanchez Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Rita Parillo Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000002
Wendy Bell Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000003
Carol Sadler Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000004
Joan Rowe Foley Artist n/a 223 14000001
James Rowe Foley Recordist n/a 225 14000002
Mark Linden Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000003
Tara Paul Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000004
Eric Behrend Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000005
Steven Smith Sound Mixer production sound mixer 230 14000006
Mark Rainsford Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Mick McNeely Gaffer n/a 268 15000002
Robert Labrecque Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Ray Bivins Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000001
Richard Baum Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
Ryanne Nicksa Assistant (to director) 120820 25000001
John Rice Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000002
Barbara Harris Other group looping 120795 26000001
Kristin Withers Publicity publicist(CBS/New York) 120789 29000001
Andrea Ballas Publicity publicist(CBS/Los Angeles) 120789 29000002
Synopsis
Henry Cobb, a master brickmaker, restores his own damaged soul through an unlikely friendship with a troubled young boy.<P>Henry, a warm and honest man, has worked his family brickyard for 57 years. From dusk to dawn every day but Sunday, every week of the year, he has proudly put his blood and sweat into creating red clay bricks. But now, in a time where automation rules in America and following the recent passing of his beloved wife, Cobb's passion for his work is gone. When 13-year-old Danny Potter enters his life in search of a refuge from his bickering parents, Henry becomes his mentor, giving the boy a sense of purpose and the role model he so desperately needs. In turn, Danny rejuvenates Henry's passion for life.
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