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Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  19 February 2010 (USA)
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A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the acquittal.



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Credited cast:
Boo Tyson
Defense attorney Billy Watkins
Roger Oakley
Herman Cozart
Vernon Tyson (as Rick Schroder)
Ben Chavis
Roseanna Allen
Willie Mae Marrow
Robert Teel
Martha Tyson
KKK Picnic Child / 2nd Grade Student
Isabel Taylor


Tells the true story of the the 1970 murder of Henry Marrow in a rural North Carolina town by Robert Teel and his sons, the aftermath of the murder and the eventual acquittal of the Teels by an all white jury, in spite of multiple eye witnesses to the murder. Written by Turnerjazz

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Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of violence, thematic material involving racism, and for language | See all certifications »




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$82,739 (USA) (19 February 2010)


$82,739 (USA) (19 February 2010)

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Among the extras in the film are author Tim Tyson (as a Klansman), Julie Tyson (member of the jury), and Rev. Vernon Tyson (as a churchgoer and as a member of the jury.) See more »


The international truck parked outside the barbershop 20 minutes into the film has rectangular headlights. Round headlights were required in the United States until 1975. The truck appears to be a late 90's or early 2000's model truck. The trailer is also advanced for the era. See more »


Referenced in Bullied (2011) See more »

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I was sure it was going to be just another civil rights movie, but I was mistaken
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When this movie was suggested to me because of my never ending pursuit of cultural studies, supported by my degree in African and Latino Studies, I was quite sure that this would be one of those Hallmark specials that only moved the souls of individuals who have some prior knowledge. I must say though that I was mistaken and found myself clicks away from wanting to contact the man who wrote the book that this movie is based on. You can be a novice to the civil rights movement and still be able to grab the concepts and notions being presented to the viewer. I felt moved to the point of as the verdict in the case was about to be read aloud in the courtroom, I almost stopped the movie because I didn't want to face the verdict. This movie kept me brewing, kept that flame I have lit fanned, and made me thankful for our triumphs but still yearn for the work that still needs to be done. It is a jarring concept that this movie is set in our society a mere 50 years ago.

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