Angel City (1980)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Rural Drama, Family Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Angel City plays like a Grapes of Wrath updated to the 1980s. Ralph Waite plays a West Virginia farmer who, faced with the prospect of starving to death on his unproductive land, packs up his family and moves to the so-called Promised Land of Florida. There he goes to work on what is euphemistically called a collective farm. But soon he finds himself surrounded in squalor and misery, working back-breaking hours for slave-labor wages. Paul Winfield, Jennifer Warren and Mitchell Ryan co-star in this made for TV movie, which debuted November 12, 1980.

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survivor, corruption, cross-cultural-relations, escape, labor-camp, migrant-worker, poverty, slavery, worker