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Carolina Skeletons (1991)

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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Cindy Lou
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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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30 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Carolina szégyenfoltjai  »

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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 and as of 2017 has been proven to have been innocent of the crimes he was executed for. See more »

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Late 1960's trucks, include two Medium-Duty Chevrolets, both of which were made after 1967, and one 1967 Ford Pickup Truck. See more »

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Superbly done
16 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with the other person's review that this would have done well at the box office and on the big screen. Its a shame that it was not. Its dark and disturbing, but very entertaining. The opening scene is a flashback scene thirty years before most of the movie took place, and its one of the most chilling and dramatic I ever saw. Witnessing one of the most heinous acts that could take place on planet Earth gets you into the movie from the start, a mysterious figure comes and destroys three young lives and shatters innocence. Lou Gossett Jr is in great form here, and his character's quest for the truth has all the classic entertainment of the who done it type mystery, brilliantly enhanced by the chilling opening scene. Not only that but it also instills empathy in the audience for the woes faced by the black community in the early years of the civil rights movement. In my humble opinion much more so than a film like A Time To Kill, which to me was entirely over the top. This is a superior film and much more realistic set in a time when this stain on American society was much more real and not the exaggerated exploitation it is today. Bruce Dern does his usual competent job in support, as does the rest of the cast. A must watch for anyone in any walk of life.


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