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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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James Bragg
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Junior Stoker
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Cassie (as Melissa Chessington Leo)
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T.J. Campbell
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Elijah Crooks
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Judge Brickstone
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Dexter Cody
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Redy
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Trazana Beverley ...
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Kate Bernsohn ...
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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Crime | Drama

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30 September 1991 (USA)  »

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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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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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Very good
24 April 2001 | by (Birmingham) – See all my reviews

If they had marketed this movie right, it might have done well in the box-office. This lifetime movie, is like no other. It has character depth, an interesting plot, and vivid direction. Don't be alarmed by the corny cover, this is a owner.


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