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Carolina Skeletons (1991)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  30 September 1991 (USA)
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After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes... See full summary »

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After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for that, but there are some people in the town who will stop at nothing to hide the secrets of their past... Written by Jaromir Król <jaromirk@kr.onet.pl>

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Partially based on the true story of the 1944 execution in the electric chair of George Junius Stinney, Jr., a 14-year-old African-American boy convicted of the rape and murder of two young white girls in South Carolina. He is, as of 2012, the youngest person ever executed in the US. See more »

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In the flashback scene, when Sheriff Hiram Stoker is trying to get Linus to sign the confession, he asks Linus at one point if he knew where the stick used to kill the Ellerby girls was. If the murder weapon had not been recovered at this point, Sheriff Stoker would have had no way of knowing a stick of wood was the murder weapon. Only the killer could have known this. The kind of head injuries the Ellerby girls likely sustained could have been caused by any blunt object. See more »

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Solving crimes of the past......
24 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lou Gossett heads a strong cast in this solidly stereotyped Southern murder investigation. What makes "Carolina Skeletons" unique is the logical unraveling of a 30 year old conspiracy, that protected the real killer of two little girls. Gossett's brother was hanged for a crime he did not commit, and there are plenty of suspects to eliminate, including a very active KKK. Bruce Dern is especially effective in a pivotal role as sheriff. The violence is somewhat subdued in favor of character development and a fine script. All in all an excellent example of race relations in the South, both 30 years ago and today. Recommended. - MERK


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