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Sins of the Father (2002)

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Based on true events, this film recounts the story of Bobby Frank Cherry (Richard Jenkins), who participated in the infamous 1963 bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., church that left four black ... See full summary »

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Robert Dornhelm

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Pamela Colloff (magazine article in Texas Monthly), John Pielmeier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Sizemore ... Tom Cherry
Richard Jenkins ... Bobby Frank Cherry
Brenda Bazinet ... Virginia Cherry
Lachlan Murdoch ... Young Tom
Colm Feore ... Dalton Strong
Ving Rhames ... Garrick Jones
Jessica Gray Charles Jessica Gray Charles ... Denise McNair
Funmiola Lawson Funmiola Lawson ... Cynthia Wesley
Aaryn Doyle ... Carole Robertson
Isys Alexis Isys Alexis ... Mae Collins (as Isys McKoy)
Mica Le John Mica Le John ... Sarah Collins
Kim Roberts ... Mrs. Wesley
Delores Etienne Delores Etienne ... Older Woman at Church (as Dolores Ettienne)
Sandi Ross ... Sunday School Teacher
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Minister at Church
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Storyline

Based on true events, this film recounts the story of Bobby Frank Cherry (Richard Jenkins), who participated in the infamous 1963 bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., church that left four black girls dead. Decades later, the investigation is reopened and Bobby is the prime suspect. When Bobby's middle-aged son, Tom (Tom Sizemore), is confronted with difficult questions from the police, he must decide whether to protect his father from the law, or turn him in and finally let justice be served.

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4 innocent girls, a son filled with questions, a father with a secret See more »

Genres:

Drama | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apám bűnei See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Justice is Served!
25 January 2002 | by mac_21_94589See all my reviews

All I can say about this movie... powerful! Tom Cherry (Tom Sizemore) is stuck between a rock and a hard place. He must decide wether or not to turn in his racist father, who bombed an Afro-American church in the 1960's that killed 4 innocent little girls, to authorities. Sizemore and Ving Rhaymes give superb performances. The FX network has mastered the first Original Movie that can actually rival those of HBO and Showtime.

You will definately be gripped by this movie!

My vote... 9/10


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