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A Raisin in the Sun

Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a new home for the family? Perhaps a liquor store? While no choice is easy, life on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s is even harder.


Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman

Narrator (uncredited)

Sanaa Lathan
Sanaa Lathan

Beneatha Younger

Rosemary Dunsmore
Rosemary Dunsmore

Mrs. Arnold

David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo

Joseph Asagai

John Stamos
John Stamos

Carl Linder

Sean Patrick Thomas
Sean Patrick Thomas

George Murchison

A Raisin in the Sun Cast

Name Character
Morgan Freeman He was 70, now 84 years old as Narrator (uncredited)
Sanaa Lathan She was 36, now 50 years old as Beneatha Younger
Bill Nunn He was 54, 62 years old when he died as Bobo
Martin Roach He was 45, now 59 years old as Walter Lee Sr.
Sean Patrick Thomas He was 37, now 50 years old as George Murchison
Sean Combs He was 38, now 51 years old as Walter Lee Younger
James Kirchner He was 49, now 62 years old as Mailman
John Stamos He was 44, now 58 years old as Carl Linder
David Oyelowo He was 31, now 45 years old as Joseph Asagai
Rosemary Dunsmore She was 55, now 68 years old as Mrs. Arnold
Ron Cephas Jones He was 1988, now 2001 years old as Willy Harris
Phylicia Rashād She was 59, now 73 years old as Lena Younger
Dan Warry-Smith He was 26, now 39 years old as Grocery Clerk
Audra McDonald She was 37, now 51 years old as Ruth Younger
Sandi Ross as Earline Johnson
Yanna McIntosh She was 38, now 51 years old as Miss Tilly
Rudy Webb as Mr. Johnson
Elle Downs She was 34, now 48 years old as Cocktail Waitress
Jean Daigle as Cop
Gene Mack as Bartender
Justin Martin He was 13, now 27 years old as Travis Younger
Demo Cates as Sax Player
Emily Swiss as Priscilla Holiday
Earl McLean, Jr. as Bubba

A Raisin in the Sun Crew

Name Department
Lorraine Hansberry as Writer. She was 77 (34) years old when She died Writing
Paris Qualles as Teleplay. He was 56 (now 69) years old Writing
Kenny Leon as Director. He was 52 (now 65) years old Directing
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A Raisin in the Sun (13 years)

  • Release day: Monday, February 25, 2008
  • Runtime: 131 minutes