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The Watsons Go to Birmingham

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Rating: 3.0/5 (1 vote cast)

CFDb Review:

A thought provoking film.  The one thing that really stuck with me is how there is so much hatred in the world and it seems for no other reason than that was the way they were taught.  Some of the scenes really broke my heart and I was thankful that I live in this time and not in that time.  Prejudice is such an awful thing and totally NOT in God’s plan.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham


Film Description:

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – In the Summer of 1963, Flint, Michigan is home to the Watsons, a close knit family made up of Daniel and Wilona Watson, (Wood Harris and Anika Noni Rose) and their three kids, 15-year-old juvenile delinquent Byron (Harrison Knight), nerdy 11-year-old Kenny (Bryce Clyde Jenkins) and eight-year-old adorable sister Joetta (Skai Jackson). When Byron’s antics go over the top, his parents realize enough is enough and they decide the family needs a dose of Grandma Sands’ (LaTanya Richardson Jackson) no nonsense approach in Birmingham, Alabama.

So the Watsons load up their 1948 Plymouth Brown Bomber outfitted with a true tone Ultra-Glide turntable and head South with plenty of comedy en route. When they finally make it to Birmingham, they meet Grandma Sands and her friend, Mr. Robert (David Alan Grier), who show them around town and the Watsons discover that life is very different there than in Flint – and not necessarily for the better. During that historic summer, the Watsons find themselves caught up in something far bigger than Byron’s antics; something that will change their lives and country forever.

Release Date: (Premiering September 20th, 2013 – Hallmark Channel @ 8/7C)

Release Date: (DVD) November 26, 2013

The Watsons Go to Birmingham,

  • Bryce Clyde Jenkins    …     Kenny
  • Harrison Knight    …     Byron
  • Skai Jackson    …     Joetta
  • Anika Noni Rose    …     Wilona
  • Wood Harris    …     Daniel
  • David Alan Grier    …     Mr. Robert
  • Shameik Moore    …     James Jr.
  • Josephine Lawrence    …     Sarah
  • LaTanya Richardson    …     Grandma Sands
  • Bailey Tippen    …     Naomi
  • Tyrin Niles Wyche    …     Larry Dunn
  • E. Roger Mitchell    …     Mr. Williams
  • Javon Johnson    …     James Bevel
  • Margo Moorer    …     Mrs. Davidson
  • Lori Beth Sikes    …     Margaret (as Lori Beth Edgeman)
  • Pauletta Washington    …     Mrs. Glenn
  • Zoe Myers    …     Bonnie the waitress
  • Bart Hansard    …     Movie Ticket Salesperson
  • Enoch King    …     Rev. Shuttlesworth
  • Randall Taylor    …     Weatherman
  • Jermaine Holt    …     Wool Pooh
  • John Atwood    …     Reporter
  • De’Marco Arrington    …     School Bus Kid Flint Michigan
  • Wadette Bradford    …     Congregation Member
  • John Edward Doyle Jr.    …     DJ Pauly Carter
  • John Jaret    …     Driver
  • Elizabeth Keener    …     Ellen Waitress
  • Jonathan S. Kennedy    …     Teacher (Flint, Michigan)
  • Drew Orey    …     Church Member
  • Kathy Walton Pulley    …     Birmingham resident
  • A’Nya Schofield    …     Girl in the Blue Dress
  • Michael J. Walker    …     Birmingham Church Elder
  • Joseph Wood    …     Buphead
  • Rosalind Woods    …     Mother
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 3.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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