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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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Old Sour Man (as Jim Bearden)
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Kathy
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Moe Johnson
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Beating Cop
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Sandra Caldwell ...
Norva
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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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I'm somewhat offended
16 February 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I was a junior in high school when the true story behind Jasper occurred, but I don't remember much of it. Until I saw this movie, the horrific nature of the crime hadn't hit me, and I became disgusted with the racism that does still exist. While this was certainly no blockbuster, I found this movie meaningful and it really delivered a message to me.

Also, not to make light of the story, I'm from Deep East Texas, and I have NEVER heard anybody from the area use that Deep South accent. I agree that we do have a distinctive accent, but I am somewhat offended that somebody else could review this movie and say that the accent was actually authentic--that is as far from the truth as you can get. We don't talk like the characters on "In the Heat of the Night," we talk like rednecks--and to us, that's not an insult.


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