Keep The Faith Baby

Network Premier: February 14, 2002
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Synopsis

The story roughly covers the life of Adam Clayton Powell, as interviewed by a young reporter who seeks him out, and his struggle for rights and power.

Dove Review

Keep the Faith, Baby isn’t the greatest. Though morally on good grounds, a lot of the content was a bit exaggerated. The story roughly covers the life of Adam Clayton Powell, as interviewed by a young reporter who seeks him out, and his struggle for rights and power. It becomes hard as the movie flows, to tell whether or not Powell was on the good or bad side of what was right. Though a man of the people and fighter for rights, sometimes Powell’s power got the better of him. His career started as a minister, and was denounced by his father for “radical” thinking, fighting on behalf of blacks, and gradually he worked up to a seat in congress, which he had to fight to keep. His views were righteous in their own ways, but from a CWV his behavior can be questioned. He was a regular smoker and occasional drinker, and he went through three wives, later quoted as “a man with a bottle in one hand, and a woman in the other”. He also became a one-sided thinker, claiming Martin Luther King Jr. was stealing ‘his’ show, and said such things as “Martin Loser King”. His mouth, and others’ in the movie, was rather dirty in context, and “G** D***” was also used. It was hard to distinctly tell the good vs. evil in this movie, though as I said, most of it was on morally good grounds.

Content Description

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Company: Showtime Networks, Inc.
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 106 min.
Industry Rating: TV-14
Reviewer: Sara Long