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Product Description

Academy award winner SIDNEY POITIER delivers a heartwarming performance as a skilled craftsman fighting for quality and tradition in this critically praised feature. Henry, a warm and honest man, has worked in his family brickyard for 57 years. From dusk to dawn every day but Sunday, every week of the year, he has proudly put his blood and sweat into creating red clay bricks. But now, in a time when automation rules in America and following the recent passing of his beloved wife, Cobb's passion for his work is gone. When 13-year-old Danny Potter enters his life in search of a refuge from his bickering parents , Henry becomes his mentor, giving the boy a sense of purpose and the role modely he so desperately needs. In turn, Danny rejuvinates Henry's passion for life.

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Poitier hits the mark again, with his trademark style of soft-spoken poignancy. --T.V. Guide

Emmy caliber performances and production values make 'Last Brickmaker' a best bet. --Los Angeles Times

Powerful and uplifting... a feel good movie for the entire family. --Associated Press

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Product Details

  • Actors: Sidney Poitier, Bernie Casey, Piper Laurie, Fred Griffith
  • Directors: Gregg Champion
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Hannover House
  • DVD Release Date: September 2, 2008
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001E2OQ4O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,920 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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A great movie to watch with your family.
MARCOLO
As Danny helps Henry make bricks and Henry helps Danny realize what is important in life, they both change.
annie
This is a film the whole family will enjoy - has a great base of characters and a very good story line.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By annie VINE VOICE on March 11, 2009
Format: DVD
The Last Brickmaker in America, starring Sidney Poitier, is a great family movie. Poitier gives a strong performance as Henry Cobb, an elderly gentleman suffering from the recent loss of his wife and ready to give up his brick making business. He meets Danny, a troubled 13 year old, and the two click. As Danny helps Henry make bricks and Henry helps Danny realize what is important in life, they both change.

This is one of those movies that make you feel good, and makes you wish problems in life could always have such happy endings. I highly recommend this movie for everyone who likes good family films. You won't be disappointed.

Poitier has been a favorite of mine ever since I saw him in his Academy Award winning performance in Lilies of the Field in 1963. I felt that I really got to know him when I read his autobiography, The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (Oprah's Book Club)and I recommend it to anyone interested in learning about Poitier.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By E. Parkinson on October 10, 2008
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This is a great film on many levels, from family-appeal to African-American studies. Produced by Paramount Pictures and Nasser Entertainment as a CBS-TV prime-time movie, LAST BRICKMAKER far exceeds the production standards of most releases and virtually all other TV movies. Other notable performances are delivered by Piper Laurie and Bernie Casey. Check it out!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Olsen on October 11, 2010
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The movie begins with two story lines--an older man at the grave side of his not too long deceased wife, who is obviously struggling to find meaning in his days anymore since he can't share them with her, and a young boy tagging the brick of a school building with the words "Washington Sucks". Washington is the name of the school. Next we see him sitting between his obviously concerned parents in the principal's office. You learn that Danny has been in trouble a few times recently which seems to coincide with the time that his parents separated. Danny is suspended from school and is supposed to work for his Dad during the day and spend evenings with his Mom doing his schoolwork. The parents can't get past their troubled relationship to deal with their son's behavior in a united way and he can't stand any more of their bickering and blaming, so he runs away. He had met Henry Cobb (the grieving man) one day when he was working for his Dad and Henry had invited him to come to his place and see how brick was made. Danny had taken him up on it and was fascinated with the ancient process of brickmaking and Mr. Cobb's knowledge of the history of it. Now he runs to Mr. Cobb for refuge from his own unhappy home.

Before his wife's death Henry Cobb had been commissioned to make the brick for the new library at the Washington School. His wife had been librarian there and he knew this was important to her, but he couldn't find a passion for his work since she died.

It just so happens that Danny's father is the project manager for the new library and his boss has been on his case to get Mr. Cobb to sign off on his contract for the brick. The boss owns a brickmaking company and he wants to use their brick for the job--and he is sure Mr.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By The Creative Lady on October 26, 2008
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I watched this movie recently on Hallmark Channel and could not stop watching. The whole family can enjoy this over the holidays. I had to buy it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gadget on July 25, 2011
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It seems anymore all the movies tend to go towards who's sleeping with who, who killed who, who stole or terrorized who or who's taking over who. And even though it seems to be what is happening in life these days in a world without the Lord Jesus Christ in people's lives we already have enough of that kind of thing everywhere you look. This story has a good story line, a great set of actors in it and is also a refreshing break away from this mixed up world we live in!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chris on February 12, 2012
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Have always liked Sidney Poitier's movies. Outstanding actor. This is a very educational movie about Henry Cobb an old brick maker and a troubled young boy Danny Potter. They end up helping each other with the loss of a loved one, Henry Cobb's wife. and Danny Potter's lack of interest in life. Dealing with the separation of his parents. Excellent family movie for all. Watched once on Hallmark channel. Had to have movie, without commericals. Exceptional, Must See
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. G. Alban on October 26, 2009
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This is an excellent story about mentoring a young boy. Parental disharmony took him to a different home setting for awhile. This story will be used to show our university class on Discipleship an example of what mentoring really is- not just sitting and teaching but doing something together.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lr Lyons on January 23, 2010
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What a wonderful story. Too many old trades our now gone and forgotten. This was a real art.
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