This is a movie makes a big social statement while telling a great story. It was one of two films that made 1967 Sidney Poitier’s year.
“You and your whole lousy generation believes the way it was for you is the way it’s got to be. And not until your whole generation has lain down and died will the dead weight of you be off our backs!” – Sidney Poitier as John Prentice
“Gringo? I don’t know if that’s a step up or a step down from some other things I’ve been called.” – Sidney Poitier as Homer Smith
“A hundred and twenty five years… Oh God, Oh God… I’ll be a hundred and sixty one when I get out.” – Richard Pryor as Harry Monroe