Elder, who wrote the screenplay for SOUNDER, comes back to do it again in this sequel, which uses the Armstrong novel as the basis, although much of what is on the screen comes from Elder's own fertile imagination. The low-budget original did well at the theaters (just under $10 million),
so the American Broadcasting Company financed this as a TV movie. But when they saw the final product, they decided to release the film to theaters first. It's 1933 in a black farming community of Louisiana, where a family of sharecroppers, headed by Sylvester and Wright (replacing Paul Winfield
and Cicely Tyson) maintain their cohesiveness and dignity in the face of the treatment...