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Jasper, Texas (2003)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 8 June 2003
In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it ... See full summary »

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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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James Byrd, Jr.
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Ricky Horn
John Bayliss ...
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James Bearden ...
Old Sour Man (as Jim Bearden)
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Kathy
Addison Bell ...
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Moe Johnson
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Beating Cop
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Sandra Caldwell ...
Norva
Marium Carvell ...
Gloria Mays
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Don Clark
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Council Member #2
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Travis Kyle Davis ...
Black Young Man
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In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A lone hitchhiker took a ride... One that would turn deadly

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Rated R for strong violence/disturbing images and language | See all certifications »
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8 June 2003 (USA)  »

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Jasper, Texas - La città dell'odio  »

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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Louis Gossett Jr. and Jon Voight. See more »

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Though set in Jasper, Texas, pharmacy window contains advertisements for "Canada's #1 Weight Loss System." See more »

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Plays like TV movie elevated by two great actors
19 February 2004 | by (la) – See all my reviews

This almost seemed like a network TV movie to me, but with two superb performances by Voight and Gossett, the bar was raised. We pretty much know the story and how it ended, so I wasn't sure what the whole movie would be about, since the perps were apprehended at the beginning. But people questioning racism in the town of Jasper and townsfolk inner feelings are revealed are the story. Voight was really great in this film and I'm sure the mayor of Jasper was pleased with Gossett's portrayal.

It's a sad state of affairs that in this day and age something this horrific can still happen and it's good that there are movies like this to make it so we won't forget.


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