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Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 21 April 2002
A local Texas black man is wrongfully accused of raping and killing a white high-school teen.

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Clarence Brandley
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Jew Don Boney
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Mike De Guerin
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Don Brown
Heath Lamberts ...
Judge Perry Pickett
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James Keeshan
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Jim McCloskey
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Peter Speers
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Rev. Jerry Jones
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Icky Peace
Beau Starr ...
Ranger Styles
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Ozell Brandley
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Percy Foreman
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James Robinson
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ...
Minna Bradley
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A local Texas black man is wrongfully accused of raping and killing a white high-school teen.

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Rated R for violent images, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Blanca conspiración: La historia de Clarence Brandley  »

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A Harrowing Triumph of Justice in Racist Texas
4 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with the previous two reviews in that this was an excellent film all

around. I only hope that eventually a DVD will be available so that I can see it again. The depiction of the false accusation of murder and rape of a white girl by a black school janitor is gripping and harrowing. All the evils of the racist south are distilled in this prosecution and courtroom drama. The acting was

underplayed rather than melodramatic and appeared true to life. Despite the

horrors of prosecutorial intimidation, lying and deceit, a redeeming ending was not evident until the last few minutes. This movie should be seen by all those debating the value of the death penalty. The fact of the unredeemable lethal injection was ever present, adding to the tension and suspense.


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