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Barn Burning (1980)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short, Family | TV Short 17 March 1980
Abe Snopes (Tommy Lee Jones) is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner's Barn Burning.

Director:

Peter Werner

Writers:

William Faulkner (story), Horton Foote (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Ab Snopes
Diane Kagan Diane Kagan ... Mother
Shawn Whittington Shawn Whittington ... Sarty Snopes
Carolyn Coates Carolyn Coates ... Aunt
Michael Riney Michael Riney ... Brother
Jennie Hughes Jennie Hughes ... Lena Snopes
Julie Kaye Fanton Julie Kaye Fanton ... Donna Mae Snopes (as Julie Kaye Towery)
Al Scott Al Scott ... Judge
Tom Royals Tom Royals ... Harris
Jimmy Faulkner Jimmy Faulkner ... Major DeSpain
Jean Pettigrew Jean Pettigrew ... Mrs. DeSpain
Thomas Hal Phillips Thomas Hal Phillips ... Justice
James Franks James Franks ... Blacksmith
Simpson Hemphill Simpson Hemphill ... Stranger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Fonda ... Narrator
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Storyline

Abe Snopes (Tommy Lee Jones) is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner's Barn Burning.

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Genres:

Drama | Short | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barn Burning See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Learning in Focus See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The movie was filmed in Paris, MS just outside of Oxford, MS, which was the home town of William Faulkner. See more »

Connections

Version of Kaki bakar (1995) See more »

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Ready to bust
19 July 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A young Tommy Lee Jones stars in this short subject production of Barn Burning based on a William Faulkner short story. The film was shot in Faulkner country in Mississippi.

Jones is a sharecropper and an abusive man to his wife and kids. When the planter whom he crops with has a carpet damaged he sues Jones for damage.

These folks are the quintessence of rural poverty not the proverbial pot to do number one in.

Jones feels he's being taken advantage of. But he's got plans.

Jones is great with the mark of stardom on him. The rest of the cast made of local players considerably less so.

For Tommy Lee Jones fans.


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