This sensational drama starred James Earl Jones as Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. Revived in 2010 starring Denzel Washington in the lead role.
KeywordsAging, Childhood, Death, Love, Marriage, Memory, Parenting/Family, Sports, Black/African-American Interest, Adolescence/Childhood
- Time Period: 1950s
- Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
- Target Audience: Adult