Tall Tales & Legends: John Henry

1987 NR 0h 54m DVD

Tall Tales & Legends: John Henry

1987 NR 0h 54m DVD
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Actress Shelley Duvall was the host of this omnibus series, which ran from 1985-'88 and chronicled mythical characters and historical events. In this installment, the legendary John Henry (Danny Glover) proves that despite the Industrial Revolution's technological advances and positive economic effect on America, machines can never supplant human strength, heart and honor. Tom Hulce, Lou Rawls and Lynn Whitfield costar.
Danny Glover, Tom Hulce, Lou Rawls, Lynn Whitfield, Barry Corbin, Shelley Duvall
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that there are some intense scenes in this retelling of the legend of John Henry, but it is well-done and designed not to be overly upsetting.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Some intense scenes of physical labor.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Lesson about perseverance.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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