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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 ...
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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Despite similar last name, director Jeffrey W. Byrd is not related to James Byrd, Jr. 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 an R-rated Lifetime flick but not bad
5 July 2003 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Aside from the Lifetime comparison this is a pretty decent dramatization of the terrible crime in Jasper. Really believable performances by both Jon Voight (with quite a believable Southern accent, similar to Bill Clinton's) and Louis Gossett, Jr. This would probably have been much more intense as a major motion picture theatrical release, but it's worth checking out as it is. In a couple of brief scenes, the film interjects real news clips of Bill Clinton and others speaking about the incident.


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