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 ...
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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
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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