Hollywood veterans Sidney Poitier and Piper Laurie appeared in this critically praised television drama from 2001. Poitier stars as the brickmaker of the title, a skilled craftsman fighting for quality and tradition in an increasingly automated industry. A warm and honest widower who has worked in his family brickyard for 57 years, Henry struggles to cope with the loss of his wife and the obsolescence of his job before finding redemption by becoming a role model to an equally lost 13-year-old boy.
"Poitier hits the mark again, with his trademark style of soft-spoken poignancy."—TV Guide
"Emmy caliber performances and production values make 'Last Brickmaker' a best bet."—LA Times
"Powerful and uplifting ... a feel-good movie for the entire family."—Associated Press