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  • However, Falk manages to make his character interesting rather than totally unlikable
  • Unfortunately, his philosophical exercises have not improved his overall opinion of people, and while he doesn't really wish anyone harm Abel would much rather keep to himself
  • This was Aaron Meeks's first role, from what I hear, which makes it even more amazing

    • by Lorianna
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      This movie is a real gem. Peter Falk plays Abel Shaddick, an angry old man who seems to hate everyone and everything.

      However, Falk manages to make his character interesting rather than totally unlikable: we want to know the reason of his anger, and as we suspect that the reason is his


      having been through much pain, we are ready for compassion.

      We learn that Abel had lost his beloved son, killed in war, and we learn that Abel is a thinker, even a philosopher.

      Unfortunately, his philosophical exercises have not improved his overall opinion of people, and while he doesn’t really wish anyone ...


      • harm Abel would much rather keep to himself.

        When Stanley, Abel’s cousin, decides to take charge of a city kid and bring him over to the country for a few weeks, Abel wants nothing to do with it.

        However, he is the one who ends up with the boy on his hands

        - in the last moment Stanley urgently has to leave.

        Herman Washington (Aaron Meeks), a young black boy, arrives in a bus.

        His interaction with Abel and their growing attachment to each other is marvelous to watch.

        This was Aaron Meeks’s first role, from what I hear, which makes it even more amazing.




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