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Sins of the Father (2002)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Crime  |  6 January 2002 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cherry
Bobby Frank Cherry
Brenda Bazinet ...
Virginia Cherry
Young Tom
Dalton Strong
Garrick Jones
Jessica Gray Charles ...
Denise McNair
Funmiola Lawson ...
Cynthia Wesley
Carole Robertson
Isys McKoy ...
Mae Collins
Mica Le John ...
Sarah Collins
Mrs. Wesley
Delores Etienne ...
Older Woman at Church (as Dolores Ettienne)
Sunday School Teacher
Ardon Bess ...
Minister at Church


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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Excellent Telefilm
31 May 2003 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

Well made telefilm with strong performances from Tom Sizemore, Richard Jenkins and Brenda Bazinet. The subject matter (Birmingham Church bombing of 1963 that killed four girls) has been told before, but this movie works because Sizemore plays the grown son of Bobby Cherry, the last remaining bomber alive who was still free of justice, and the movie flashes back to when Sizemore was a small child experiencing racism first hand. In the present, haunted by the memories of the day, he decides the only thing he can do to stop the generational perpetuation of racism is to turn his father in and put him away for good. Pielmeier's writing is exemplary and Dornhelm's directing sets the table for compelling drama. A very well made film despite Ving Rhames' over the top performance.

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