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When her storyteller mother (Mary Alice) dies, attorney Clara Collier (Alfre Woodard) returns to her Georgia hometown and is soon captivated by a local legend of the "Magic Man" (Blair Underwood). While looking for the source of the tale, Clara uncovers suprising family secrets. Czech filmmaker Ivan Passer directs this family drama that delves into the storytelling tradition of the Deep South. Blair Underwood and Helen Shaver co-star.

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  1. Alfre Woodard

    Alfre Woodard

    Clara

  2. Helen Shaver

    Helen Shaver

    Wallis

  3. Mary Alice

    Mary Alice

    Mattie

  4. Blair Underwood

    Blair Underwood

    Thomas

  5. Charles Weldon

    Charles Weldon

    Al "Alfred" Brooks

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  • January 1, 1999
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 27m

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