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Paris Trout (1991)

R | | Drama | 20 April 1991 (USA)
In a small Georgia town in the 1950s, bigoted store owner Paris Trout kills a young black girl when his brother refuses to pay his debts.

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Paris Trout
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Hanna Trout
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Harry Seagraves
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Carl Bonner
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Mary Sayers
Darnita Henry ...
Rosie Sayers
Eric Ware ...
Henry Ray Sayers
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Chester Sayers
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Buster Devonne
Sharlene Ross ...
Mother Trout's Nurse
Jim Peck ...
Estes Singletary
Dan Biggers ...
Mayor Harn
Ernest Dixon ...
Truck Driver
Wallace Wilkinson ...
Dr. Brewer (as Wallace Wilkenson)
Ron Leggett ...
Glass Man (as Ronn Leggett)
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Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former schoolteacher, she made the mistake of her life when she married Paris, who brutalizes her. Soon Paris goes beyond the overgenerous bounds of what a man in his position can get away with even in the segregated South, leading to a spiral of perverse insanity. Written by Reid Gagle

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A brutal murder in a small town. A triangle of passion, power and rage.

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Rated R for violence and sensuality, and for brief language. | See all certifications »

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Originally intended for a theatrical release, the film made its premiere on Showtime in the spring of 1991. It did, however, see a theatrical release in some countries outside of North America such as France and Japan. See more »

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Brave performance by Dennis Hopper as a corrupt bigot....
4 July 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Well-crafted cable drama is troubling as an entertainment per se, but is still skillfully-made and worth-seeing for the leading performance by Dennis Hopper. Adaptated from Pete Dexter's prize-winning book about racist businessman in 1949 Georgia who is tried for the murder of a black child, this atmospheric movie captures a particular time and place with style, and Hopper's acting is award-worthy (he doesn't accentuate the Southern bigotry bit with camp fervor--instead he's menacing and quite creepy). As directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, the film is well-mounted and provocative, but with a story and characters so despicable, it does run the risk of turning off many viewers before it even gets to the second-act. **1/2 from ****


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