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Taking Back Our Town (2001)

Laura Innes , Ruby Dee , Sam Pillsbury  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Laura Innes, Ruby Dee, Chris Bauer
  • Directors: Sam Pillsbury
  • Format: Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Starlight Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 18, 2003
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000087F6A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,753 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Taking Back Our Town" on IMDb

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Pat Melancon (Laura Innes), a housewife, and Emelda West (Ruby Dee), an elderly woman, have complained for years about the health hazards posed by their town’s industrial plants. They learn that an international conglomerate plans to build another plant and they are outraged. A town meeting is called. At the meeting, plant executives deny health problems, emphasize new jobs, and receive the town’s support. The relentless women petition hundreds of organizations for help. Requests are denied. In an effort to fight for what they believe, the two women continue their efforts at the risk of destroying their own personal lives. Will the town learn the truth about the hazards that are making their people sick... before it’s too late? Based on a true story. Drama. 92 Minutes.

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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT MOVIE - A MUST SEE January 24, 2012
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If you know any movie Ruby Dee is in, it has got to be great. She and her husband Ossie Davis never did any movies
unless it was up to standards, high quality, high standards of their own, not of the studios. Same with Denzel.
He only take movies that has quality in them and a message, expect trainig day. I hate that movie. LOL

Well, this movie is the same. It is a great movie of 2 women fighting the government about their town.

Taking it back from the ills that it has received from bad business in their town. It is good and I don't want to tell you all about it. JUST BUY IT AND ENJOY IT WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. REMINDS YOU OF THE 60s fighting and protesting.

Let your kids see this so they can learn how to fight for themselves and their communities when it comes their turn as an adult. They need to know that if you see a serious problem that affects your community and the people around you, you can FIGHT BACK and clean it up and make the people responsible, fix the problem and compensate the people.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS MOVIE!!! December 22, 2011
Format:DVD
Mrs Emeld is my childs GrandMother and im so thankful to have a strong woman in our lives and shes still going strong at the age 87!! Great Movie!
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