To All My Friends On Shore (1972)
To All My Friends On Shore
Color, 71 minutes.
Directed by Gilbert Gates
Cast: Bill Cosby, Gloria Foster and Dennis Hines
In an uncharacteristically dramatic role, Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show) stars as Blue, a middle-aged airport worker who is frustrated with his family’s meager existence and is determined to break his family out of the ghetto. The way Blue goes about trying to make a better life for his family alienates him from them, due to his stubborn will. On top of all the pressures coming with his hard work and the emotional struggle with his family, Blue must now deal with the discovery of his son suffering from sickle cell anemia.