[United States] : Hallmark Home Entertainment, c2002.
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby digital surround.
At head of title: August Wilson's.
Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard, Carl Gordon, Tommy Hollis, Lou Myers, Courtney B. Vance.
Producer, August Wilson ; co-producer, Brent Shields ; teleplay, August Wilson ; director, Lloyd Richards.
Originally produced for television broadcast in 1995.
Based on the play by August Wilson.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a family caught between their heritage and a dream for the future. The Charles family clashes over the fate of a magnificent, carved piano that carries their family's story from their days as slaves. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano to buy a farm--the same fields their family worked as slaves. But his sister, Berniece, refuses to part with it. For her, the piano is their very soul, a legacy of pride and struggle that symbolizes their survival as a family. To resolve the conflict they must first deal with the past.
Special features: production notes; biographies.
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