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Sins of the Father (2002)

Based on true events, this film recounts the story of Bobby Frank Cherry (Richard Jenkins), who participated in the infamous 1963 bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., church that left four black ... See full summary »

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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 Alexis ...
Mae Collins (as Isys McKoy)
Mica Le John ...
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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Based on true events, this film recounts the story of Bobby Frank Cherry (Richard Jenkins), who participated in the infamous 1963 bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., church that left four black girls dead. Decades later, the investigation is reopened and Bobby is the prime suspect. When Bobby's middle-aged son, Tom (Tom Sizemore), is confronted with difficult questions from the police, he must decide whether to protect his father from the law, or turn him in and finally let justice be served.

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Some secrets should never be kept. See more »

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Drama | Crime

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6 January 2002 (USA)  »

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Justice is Served!
25 January 2002 | by (Benicia, CA) – See all my reviews

All I can say about this movie... powerful! Tom Cherry (Tom Sizemore) is stuck between a rock and a hard place. He must decide wether or not to turn in his racist father, who bombed an Afro-American church in the 1960's that killed 4 innocent little girls, to authorities. Sizemore and Ving Rhaymes give superb performances. The FX network has mastered the first Original Movie that can actually rival those of HBO and Showtime.

You will definately be gripped by this movie!

My vote... 9/10


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