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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 ...
City Manager
James Bearden ...
Old Sour Man (as Jim Bearden)
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Kathy
Addison Bell ...
Judge
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Moe Johnson
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Beating Cop
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Reverend (as Kedar)
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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Horrible Incident, Decent Movie
7 August 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

What a horrible incident! I don't agree with my state's (over)use of the death penalty, but somehow, I'm just fine with the fact that the perpetrators of this crime are going to get the death juice in a few years. The movie portrayal of the incident is sensitive and well-done. Louis Gossett, Jr. is awesome in this movie, which is an added bonus. I had an opportunity to be in the same room as R.C. Horn (long story), and he's almost a dead-ringer for Louis Gossett, Jr. Anyway, a great movie about a horrible incident.


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