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Frank's place. [Cultural exchange]

Author: Hugh WilsonSamm-Art WilliamsKevin Rodney SullivanTim ReidMax TashAll authors
Publisher: United States : [CBS, 1988-03-07]
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English
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Bob Coleman of the State Department brings a contingent of musicians from Odolo, East Africa, to Frank's restaurant. They all immediately want to date Anna-May. Adele asks Miss Marie as an honored elder to pray for their safe return home. The musicians delegate Ibrahim, their best cook, to show Big Arthur and Shorty how to cook African food, which uses many of the same ingredients (yams, peanuts and black-eyed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Black films and programs
Situation comedies
Drama
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Wilson; Samm-Art Williams; Kevin Rodney Sullivan; Tim Reid; Max Tash; David Chambers; Mike Moder; Robert Harper; Daphne Maxwell Reid; Francesca P Roberts; Frances E Williams; Virginia Capers; Tony Burton; Charles Lampkin; Lincoln Kilpatrick; William Thomas, Jr.; Don Yesso; Johnny Sekka; Mel Stewart; Dizzy Gillespie; Walter Davis; Albert Heath; Al McKibbon; Harold Land; Marvin V Rush; Marsh Hendry; Pat Welch; Billie "Weenie " Jordan; Ora Green; Steve Tyrell; Mark Meyerson; Viacom Inc.; CBS Inc.
OCLC Number: 422906442
Notes: Episode title supplied from videocassette box.
Originally broadcast on CBS. Network and broadcast date supplied from accompanying documentation.
Production no. 8720.
Copyright notice on videocassette: c1988, Viacom Productions.
Credits: Story editor, Richard Dubin. Story editor, Samm-Art Williams. Director of photography, Marvin V. Rush. Editor, Marsh Hendry. Unit production manager, Hap Weyman; first assistant director, Leslie L. Jackson; second assistant director, J.J. Candrella. Casting director, Deborah Barylski. Production sound mixer, Michael Ballin; script supervisor, Dell Ross; sound editors, Echo Film Services, Inc. Set decorator, Cheryal Kearney; property master, Carlos Acosta; gaffer, Drain Marshall; key grip, Bill Hunt. Costume designer, Pat Welch. Costumers, Thalia MacArthur, Jesse Fields; make up, Billie "Weenie" Jordan; hair stylist, Ora Green. Music by Tyrell Music Group. Music supervision, Steve Tyrell, Mark Meyerson.
Cast: Starring Tim Reid [(Frank Parrish)]. Robert Harper [(Sy "Bubba" Weisburger)]. Daphne Maxwell Reid [(Hannah Griffin)]. Francesca P. Roberts [(Anna-May)]. Frances E. Williams [(Miss Marie)]. Virginia Capers [(Mrs. Bertha Griffin-Lamour)]. Tony Burton [(Big Arthur)]. Charles Lampkin [(Tiger Shepin)]. Lincoln Kilpatrick [(Reverend Deal)]. William Thomas, Jr. [(Cool Charles)]. Don Yesso [(Shorty La Roux)]. Special guest appearance by Dizzy Gillespie. Guest starring Johnny Sekka as Adele. Guest starring Mel Stewart as Bob Coleman. Guest starring Kunle Adeyemo as Septimus, Akpor Otebele as Utu. Guest starring Onochie Chakwurah as Ibrahim, George James as Samuel. The jazz band, Walter Davis, Jr., piano, Tootie Heath, drums, Al McKibbon, bass, Harold Land, trombone. The African group, Khalid Abdullah, Nana Yaw Asiedu, Francis Awe, Capharo Brown, Jr., Nzingha Cissokho, Therese Diagne, Darryl Munyungo Jackson, Rhonda Riedel, Rose Marie Riedel.
Other Titles: Cultural exchange
Frank's place.
Responsibility: Viacom Productions ; created by Hugh Wilson ; written by Samm-Art Williams ; directed by Kevin Sullivan ; executive producers, Hugh Wilson, Tim Reid ; producer, Max Tash ; producer, David Chambers ; executive in charge of production, Mike Moder.

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Bob Coleman of the State Department brings a contingent of musicians from Odolo, East Africa, to Frank's restaurant. They all immediately want to date Anna-May. Adele asks Miss Marie as an honored elder to pray for their safe return home. The musicians delegate Ibrahim, their best cook, to show Big Arthur and Shorty how to cook African food, which uses many of the same ingredients (yams, peanuts and black-eyed peas). They invite the staff of the restaurant to their concert on Thursday night, but Frank has tickets to hear Dizzy Gillespie. Adele is a jazz fan and is very impressed. Instead of the show on Thursday night, the staff of the restaurant is invited to a rehearsal; no one can resist moving to the beat of the powerful African drums. To thank Adele, Frank arranges for him to accompany him and Hannah to an late night club where Dizzy is slated to play after his show. The next day, Adele immerses himself in Frank's late father's jazz record collection and announces he is not going home; he wants to stay in the United States and become a jazz musician. Bob Coleman explains to Frank that the dictator Colonel Simbe runs Odolo, which is important to the United States for mineral imports and Middle East foreign relations; the Colonel forbids jazz to be played because it is ethically polluting; Adele is a national treasure and for him to defect would be like Elvis Presley defecting to the Russians. Adele could never go home again. Frank tells Adele he cannot help him. Adele runs away from the State Department contingent and goes back to the nightclub. At first Gillespie's drummer refuses to let him play, but later he relents, and at the end of the show, Adele is heading for the stage to play the drums.

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