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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
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James Bearden ...
Old Sour Man (as Jim Bearden)
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Moe Johnson
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Sandra Caldwell ...
Norva
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Gloria Mays
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Don Clark
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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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A well told but thin story
17 June 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Jasper, Texas" recounts the events surrounding the horrible killing-by-dragging of a black man by three white men near the title town which shocked America in 1998. This Showtime product exercises restraint in exploiting and sensationalizing the tragic crime while focusing on a small town trying to cope with finding itself at the center of national attention as media, FBI, Black Panthers, and the KKK converge on it. Voight and Gossett turn in solid performances as the town's Sheriff and Mayor respectively in this thin story with little extraordinary drama beyond the headlines. Somewhat weak as a stand-alone feature, "Jasper, Texas" will play best for those with a particular interest in the infamous Jasper story. (B-)


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