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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  5 January 1982 (Sweden)
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The story of the People's Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events involving its move to Guyana and its eventual mass suicide.

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Based upon the true story of Jim Jones, a self proclaimed prophet. Jim Jones had a loyal following of about 1000 people, who had donated their entire life savings to him to join his commune. When possible illegal activities came to the attention of the authorities, they started to investigate. Rather that faces the charges, Jim Jones committed suicide, and convinced virtually All of his followers to do the same. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The song "Welcome" that the choir sings is taken from a recording of the actual People's Temple Choir. See more »

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Blank firing adapters can be clearly seen on the muzzles of all the AK assault rifles used by the guards. See more »

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Referenced in House on Haunted Hill (1999) See more »

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Performed by the People's Temple Choir
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Gripping film of true event
17 April 2001 | by (PA USA) – See all my reviews

Powers Booth is hypnotic as cult leader jim jones who led his Peoples Temple followers from 1953 until 1978 when he led them in a mass suicide in 1978 where over 900 died. A very well done movie which may seem a little dated due to the 70s time period but well worth the time 8 of 10


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