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Strange Fruit (2004)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Thriller  -  22 June 2005 (USA)
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William Boyals, a successful, black, gay attorney in New York, is drawn back to the small, rural Louisiana town he long ago escaped from to investigate the lynching of a black gay childhood friend.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Allen ...
Kelvin Ayers
Cornell S. Thomas ...
Henchman #1 (as Cornell Thomas)
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William Boyals
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Cedric
Sam Jones ...
Sheriff Jensey
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Emma Ayers
Charlie Schroeder ...
Tommy
Wilbert Lewis ...
Preacher (as Reverend Wilbert Lewis)
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Duane Ayers
Nancy B. Shepard ...
Funeral Mourner (as Nancy B. Shepard Ph.D.)
Sandra Lutcher ...
Funeral Mourner
Charlotte Washington ...
Funeral Mourner
Thelma Y. Thomas ...
Funeral Mourner
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Deputy Conover
Jon Finck ...
Deputy Adams
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William Boyals, a successful, black, gay attorney in New York, is drawn back to the small, rural Louisiana town he long ago escaped from to investigate the lynching of a black gay childhood friend.

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Although the film's title refers to a song by Billie Holiday about lynching in the south, that song, "Strange Fruit," is not heard until the final credits are rolling. See more »

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Chico was not harmed in the making of this film. See more »

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References In the Heat of the Night (1967) See more »

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Kama Sutra Lover
Performed by Tami, Nadia and Nicole
Lyrics written by Tammy Reese (BMI), Nadia Elmalk (ASCAP) and Nicole Raymond (ASCAP)
Music by Benjamin Chan (BMI)
Produced by zeng @ New Music Unlimited
Published by Squeaky Kirin Music Publishing (BMI) and Squeaky Pagoda Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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Awesome, gutwrenching movie
8 November 2004 | by (Charlotte, NC) – See all my reviews

I just saw this excellent film at the Asheville Fim Festival and was just stunned! The movie was so well written. The acting flawless. I was in tears at a couple of places during the movie. Mr. Faulcon was just tremendous in the lead role, especially in the last few minutes. His powerful acting was one thing that brought me to tears at the end. It kind of had the feel of "In The Heat of the Night". Very sad movie that makes you think about being gay in the South and also being black and gay in the South. As a note, Mr. Shickner was in the audience and hosted a Q&A after the movie. (I was actually sitting next to him and another producer without even knowing it. Pretty neat!)

Highly recommended, especially if you grew up gay in the South.


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