Conrack Poster

Release Date: 1974

PG|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
In this uplifting drama based on the memoir "The Water is Wide," Pat Conroy (Jon Voight) accepts a teaching position on an isolated island in South Carolina. There he finds a class of black students who are not only illiterate, but also wanting for simple personal hygiene. Conroy contradicts the lax institutional standards and exposes his students to a wide range of topics, but those in power do not take kindly to his efforts to overturn their racist policies.

Cast: Jon Voight, Paul Winfield, Hume Cronyn, Madge Sinclair, Tina Andrews, Antonio Fargas, Ruth Attaway, James O'Reare

Director: Martin Ritt

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: 1970s, Transformation, Quest, Inspiring, 1960s


Winner United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1975)