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The River Niger (1976)

R 04/14/1976 (US) Drama 1h 45m
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Some rivers can't be dammed...some people won't be broken.


An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even tougher, and it takes every ounce of Johnny's love and courage for the couple to make it through their strife, finding redemption in the River Niger.

  1. Joseph A. Walker


  2. Krishna Shah


Top Billed Cast

  1. James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones

    Johnny Williams

  2. Cicely Tyson

    Cicely Tyson

    Mattie Williams

  3. Louis Gossett Jr.

    Louis Gossett Jr.

    Dr. Dudley Stanton

  4. Glynn Turman

    Glynn Turman

    Jeff Williams

  5. Jonelle Allen

    Ann Vanderguild

  6. Roger E. Mosley

    Roger E. Mosley

    Big Moe Hayes

  7. Ralph Wilcox


  8. Teddy Wilson


  9. Charles Weldon

    Charles Weldon


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Original Language English

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