Directed by: Gilbert Cates
Starring: Bill Cosby, Gloria Foster, Dennis Hines
Bill Cosby may have become famous as a loving and caring sitcom dad in the 80’s, but in the 70’s he was pretty much just doing Fat Albert and apparently really depressing movies about little dying children. Wonder why he changed his image?
Cosby is the dad of a family in the projects who works pretty much 24/7 to save up enough money to buy a house out of the projects. Because of this, his son sees him as never there and strict because he never buys him things. But the jokes on him, turns out the little kid has sickle-cell anemia, and he’s going to die! Wacky.
This is a super depressing movie, but Cosby’s pretty good in it, and they do a good job of making the conflict between father and son realistic without going overboard. Then again, it is really, really depressing. There’s still that.