Cornbread, Earl and Me () - Rotten TomatoesThe unintentional shooting by police of a star basketball player has profound personal, political and community repercussions in this acclaimed adaptation of the novel Hog Butcher by Ronald Fair. This was one of the more thoughtful urban dramas produced at the height of the "blaxploitation" craze. Also released under the title Hit the Open Man, it features the screen debut of Laurence Fishburne, who was barely a teenager at the time. Ronald Fair Leonard Lamensdorf. Review by Sally Jane Black.
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The film focuses on three African-American youths living in an urban neighborhood. Nathaniel Hamilton Jamaal Wilkes , credited as Keith Wilkes is a star basketball player from the neighborhood, who also goes by the nickname of "Cornbread. The plot thickens after a pick-up basketball game ends because of a heavy rain, and all the kids run to the local store and hang out, waiting for the rain to end. All the kids leave, except for Cornbread, Earl and Wilford. Earl and Wilford get into a playful argument about how fast Cornbread can run home. Unknown to all of them, an assault suspect is in the neighborhood, and is dressed like Cornbread.
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