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Jasper, Texas (2003)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 8 June 2003
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In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it ... See full summary »

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Jeffrey W. Byrd

Writer:

Jonathan Estrin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Roy T. Anderson ... James Byrd, Jr.
Demore Barnes ... Ricky Horn
John Bayliss John Bayliss ... City Manager
James Bearden James Bearden ... Old Sour Man (as Jim Bearden)
Samantha Bee ... Kathy
Addison Bell ... Judge
Conrad Bergschneider ... Moe Johnson
Matt Birman ... Beating Cop
Kedar Brown ... Reverend (as Kedar)
Sandra Caldwell Sandra Caldwell ... Norva
Marium Carvell Marium Carvell ... Gloria Mays
Eugene Clark ... Don Clark
Michael Copeman ... Council Member #2
Neil Crone ... Principal
Travis Kyle Davis Travis Kyle Davis ... Black Young Man
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Storyline

In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A lone hitchhiker took a ride... One that would turn deadly

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/disturbing images and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jasper, Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaverton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Showtime Networks See more »
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Color
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Jon Voight and Louis Gossett, Jr. See more »

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Though set in Jasper, Texas, pharmacy window contains advertisements for "Canada's #1 Weight Loss System." See more »

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Horrible Incident, Decent Movie
7 August 2003 | by actionproSee all my reviews

What a horrible incident! I don't agree with my state's (over)use of the death penalty, but somehow, I'm just fine with the fact that the perpetrators of this crime are going to get the death juice in a few years. The movie portrayal of the incident is sensitive and well-done. Louis Gossett, Jr. is awesome in this movie, which is an added bonus. I had an opportunity to be in the same room as R.C. Horn (long story), and he's almost a dead-ringer for Louis Gossett, Jr. Anyway, a great movie about a horrible incident.


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