Children of the Dust (miniseries)

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Children of the Dust
Children of the Dust (TV).jpg
Also known asA Good Day to Die
Written byClancy Carlile (novel)
Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
Directed byDavid Greene
StarringSidney Poitier
Michael Moriarty
Joanna Going
Hart Bochner
Regina Taylor
Billy Wirth
Robert Guillaume
Farrah Fawcett
ComposerMark Snow
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersJoyce Eliason
Frank Konigsberg
ProducerHarold Lee Tichenor
Production locationAlberta, Canada
CinematographyRon Orieux
EditorTod Feuerman
Running time240 minutes
Production companiesThe Königsberg Company
Vidmark Entertainment
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseFebruary 26 (1995-02-26) –
February 28, 1995 (1995-02-28)

Children of the Dust is an American Western television miniseries, based on Clancy Carlile's 1995 novel of the same name.[1] Featuring an ensemble cast led by Sidney Poitier, Children of the Dust was originally broadcast by CBS on February 26 and 28, 1995.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

In the Oklahoma Territory of the late 1880s, Gypsy Smith (Poitier) is a bounty hunter of African American and Cherokee descent. Smith helps African American homesteaders to settle the territory under the specter of Jim Crow. Meanwhile, a young Native American raised by Whites (Wirth) must choose between the woman that he loves (Going) or his Cheyenne heritage.



On September 20, 1999, the miniseries was released on DVD, under the title A Good Day to Die. However, it was pared down to 120 minutes, and significant portions of the production were omitted.[2]


  1. ^ a b Loynd, Ray (1995-02-23). "Children of the Dust". Variety. Retrieved 2021-08-26.
  2. ^ "A Good Day to Die (1999)". AllMovie. Retrieved 2021-08-26.

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