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Paris Trout (1991)

R | | Drama | 20 April 1991 (USA)
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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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20 April 1991 (USA)  »

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19 January 2007 | by (Macon, GA) – See all my reviews

This is what films are supposed to be about. Not dripping with profanity, computerized special effects, sped-up chase scenes. It is one of the most faithful book-to-screen renditions in existence although naturally some of the scenes from the book had to be trimmed in order to make the film conform to typical length. But no problem--the skill of the actors and director create the essential thrust of the film. This book concerns true events that happened not far from where I live, and people hereabouts still speak of those events. As for the comment that the fox/rabies/little girl portion of the plot seems disconnected, not true. The fox, the manner in which the kind townspeople respond to her being bitten, the diametrically-opposed behavior of Trout toward the same little girl, and the manner in which the lives of all humans in small towns are interwoven, make for superb writing and film-making. You will never forget either film nor book. Scenes from both will always crop up, especially the bottles--the scene with Hershey and later the contents of the safes.


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