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Sins of the Father (2002)

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Thirty years after the event, Tom Cherry finally breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night a bomb was planted in a Baptist Church in Alabama in 1965, killing four ...

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Tom Cherry
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Bobby Frank Cherry
Brenda Bazinet ...
Virginia Cherry
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Young Tom
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Dalton Strong
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Garrick Jones
Jessica Gray Charles ...
Denise McNair
Funmiola Lawson ...
Cynthia Wesley
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Carole Robertson
Isys McKoy ...
Mae Collins
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Sarah Collins
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Mrs. Wesley
Delores Etienne ...
Older Woman at Church (as Dolores Ettienne)
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Sunday School Teacher
Ardon Bess ...
Minister at Church
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Thirty years after the event, Tom Cherry finally breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night a bomb was planted in a Baptist Church in Alabama in 1965, killing four black girls.

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Thirty years ago a tragic event shocked the nation. Now, one son must find the courage to tell the truth and bring his father to justice. See more »

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Alabama Burning
24 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Powerful and moving. The struggle between father and son, right and wrong and the definition of true and lasting friendship are the catalysts of this compelling film. Ving Rhames is phenomenal (as always). Tom Sizemore portrays a son who, as a child, witnessed the racially motivated terroristic acts of his father. He is torn by the bond that should exist between a father and son and that thin line of loyalty he feels is owed, even though he knows it is wrong. Ving Rhames portrays Sizemore's best friend. He literally steals the show with his powerful on screen presence. The subtle exchanges as these two men, one who knows what his father has done, and the other who knows he knows, are riveting and truly thought provoking. Justice, in the end, brings us some sense of closure and joy, but they are tainted by the years of silent secrets that came before.


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