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Finding Buck McHenry

Author: Ossie DavisRuby DeeErnie BanksLin OliverCharles BurnettAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Showtime Entertainment, [2001]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When 11-year-old Jason Ross is cut from his little league team his undefeatable spirit leads him to try and create an expansion team. In searching for a new coach, Jason comes to believe that Mack Henry (Ossie Davis) is really Buck McHenry, the legendary pitcher from the old Negro Baseball Leagues. While Mack begins to coach this rag-tag team, Jason and his friends set out to prove his true identity.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Film adaptations
Feature films
Children's films
Films for the hearing impaired
Sports films
Film and video adaptations
Named Person: Alfred Slote; Alfred Slote
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ossie Davis; Ruby Dee; Ernie Banks; Lin Oliver; Charles Burnett; Alfred Slote; Showtime Entertainment.
ISBN: 1929732732 9781929732739
OCLC Number: 47760032
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: Title and statement of responsibility from container.
Based on the novel by Alfred Slote.
"Showtime family nite at the movies"--Container.
Credits: Teleplay by Alfred Slote, David Field ; music, Stephen James Taylor ; editor, Dorian Harris ; director of photography, John Ndiaga Demps ; executive producers, Robert Halmi, Bobby Heller, Lin Oliver.
Cast: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Ernie Banks.
Description: 1 videocassette (94 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS; Dolby surround.
Responsibility: Showtime Entertainment presents a Lin Oliver production ; directed by Charles Burnett.

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When 11-year-old Jason Ross is cut from his little league team his undefeatable spirit leads him to try and create an expansion team. In searching for a new coach, Jason comes to believe that Mack Henry (Ossie Davis) is really Buck McHenry, the legendary pitcher from the old Negro Baseball Leagues. While Mack begins to coach this rag-tag team, Jason and his friends set out to prove his true identity.

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