The Prodigy ★★ 1998
Wellintentioned but farfetched drama posits that Nathan Jones (Earl), an illiterate 12year old black boy, is “adopted” by a fraternity and enrolled as a student as a child prodigy. Sounds like an afterschool special gone tragically awry. 104m/C DVD . Robert Foreman, Jeremy Isiah Earl, Jennifer Rochester; D: Edward T. McDougal; W: Edward T. McDougal, Dale Chapman, Christopher Panneck; C: Ben Kufrin.