Abe Snopes (Tommy Lee Jones) is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner's Barn Burning.

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Diane Kagan ...
Mother
Shawn Whittington ...
Sarty Snopes
Carolyn Coates ...
Aunt
Michael Riney ...
Brother
Jennie Hughes ...
Lena Snopes
Julie Kaye Fanton ...
Donna Mae Snopes (as Julie Kaye Towery)
Al Scott ...
Judge
Tom Royals ...
Harris
Jimmy Faulkner ...
Jean Pettigrew ...
Thomas Hal Phillips ...
Justice
James Franks ...
Blacksmith
Simpson Hemphill ...
Stranger
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Abe Snopes (Tommy Lee Jones) is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner's Barn Burning.

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17 March 1980 (USA)  »

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The American Short Story Collection: Barn Burning  »

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Conflict of conscience
9 August 1999 | by (florida) – See all my reviews

Tommy Lee Jones plays Snopes with real attitude- pride mixed with evil. Shawn Whittington is excellent as the son who is conflicted- he no longer wants to be his father's accomplice in the acts of revenge. He wants to stick with his blood but he knows that the way his father handles the problems is wrong. The women in the movie stay in the background. This is a good adaptation of the Faulkner story.


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