Cornbread, Earl and Me 46 years old

He Had the Lightest Touch in a Heavy Town.

Cornbread, Earl and Me

The unintentional shooting by police of a star basketball player has profound personal, political and community repercussions in this acclaimed adaptation of the novel Hog Butcher by Ronald Fair. This was one of the more thoughtful urban dramas produced at the height of the "blaxploitation" craze. Also released under the title Hit the Open Man, it features the screen debut of Laurence Fishburne, who was barely a teenager at the time.

Credits

Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne

Wilford Robinson

Rosalind Cash
Rosalind Cash

Sarah Robinson

Antonio Fargas
Antonio Fargas

One-Eye

Moses Gunn
Moses Gunn

Benjamin Blackwell

Stack Pierce
Stack Pierce

Sam Hamilton

Bernie Casey
Bernie Casey

Officer Larry Atkins

Cornbread, Earl and Me Cast

Name Character
Laurence Fishburne He was 13, now 60 years old as Wilford Robinson
Moses Gunn He was 45, 64 years old when he died as Benjamin Blackwell
Bernie Casey He was 35, 78 years old when he died as Officer Larry Atkins
Rosalind Cash She was 36, 56 years old when she died as Sarah Robinson
Stack Pierce He was 41, 82 years old when he died as Sam Hamilton
Antonio Fargas He was 28, now 75 years old as One-Eye

Cornbread, Earl and Me Crew

Name Department
Joseph Manduke as Director. Directing
Ronald Fair as Novel. He was 42 (now 88) years old Writing
Cornbread, Earl and Me poster
Cornbread, Earl and Me (46 years)

He Had the Lightest Touch in a Heavy Town.

  • Release day: Wednesday, May 21, 1975
  • Runtime: 95 minutes