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Tommy Hicks


Film Role(s) Year
Daughters of the Dust (1991) Daughters of the Dust

Julie Dash’s masterpiece, the first American feature by an African American woman to receive a general theatrical release, announced a formidable talent with its story of an island family, descendants of escaped slaves, living off the Southern coast of the US in 1902 and contemplating a move to the U.S. mainland.  Superb performances, cinematography, music and touches of magical realism, grace this unforgettable film.

Cast 1991
The Annihilation of Fish (1999) The Annihilation of Fish

Mrs. Muldroone's boarding house is a home for eccentrics—including Mrs. Muldroone (Margot Kidder) herself. Joining her in bemusing pursuits is Fish (James Earl Jones), a retired janitor with a demon to wrestle, literally, and Poinsettia (Lynn Redgrave), who fancies herself the lover of Puccini’s ghost. Director Charles Burnett weaves this trio of characters into a charming romantic (yes, romantic) comedy that defies age and expectations.

Cast 1999