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Not in This Town (1997)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 16 April 1997
Local aryan-type thugs, financed by an outside racist (ed begley jr), attempt to create an atmosphere of fear in a small Montana community by intimidating black churchgoers, and Native ... See full synopsis »

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Tammy Schnitzer
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Brian Schnitzer
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Wayne Inman (as Max Gail Jr.)
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Henry Whitcomb
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Ray Flanders
Douglas Greer ...
Isaac Schnitzer
Hannah Driggs ...
Rachel Schnitzer
Anne Sward ...
Carla Inman
Char Nelson ...
Margie McDonald
Tayva Patch ...
Joan
Scott Wilkinson ...
Deke
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Stephen
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Grandpa Lemble
Janice Knickrehm ...
Grandma Lemble
David Valenza ...
Jimmy Dades
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Local aryan-type thugs, financed by an outside racist (ed begley jr), attempt to create an atmosphere of fear in a small Montana community by intimidating black churchgoers, and Native American and Jewish residents. Through the efforts of a crusading woman (kathy baker), her Jewish Physician husband (adam arkin), and backed by the towns Police Chief (max gail jr), the entire community mobilizes to thwart the plans of these hoodlums.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, including depiction of hate crimes | See all certifications »
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16 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Cidade Amea├žada  »

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Embellished I Feel
3 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

This TVM takes it upon itself to inform the world what a terrible thing racism is . I had to stop myself from bowing down in front of the TV screen in praise and I'm sure that millions of people who have watched this on late night television are eternally grateful for being told that racism is a terrible thing . Oh yes I'm being sarcastic

The " true " story revolves around Tammy and Brian Schnitzer a Jewish couple who move into a town full of red necks . I said " true " story because I felt this TVM may take a few liberties as to how true things were . Okay it's a TVM which means the television company can't show or say things that would be offensive ( Notice graffiti doesn't contain the F word ) meaning three dimensional racist characters are going to be thin on the ground but the script makes them ridiculous caricatures and we're treated to ridiculous scenes where the racists go into a church and light a cigarette which leads to the black congregation to sing a song containing the lyric " Oh burn me down Lord " and the racists retreat at the fairly impressive chorus line and dancing . As I said ridiculous and this leads to more questions and answers

Racists smoke ? I thought neo Nazis were anti drink and smoking , but it's never revealed if the racists are neo Nazis or plain ignorant racists

Black people are good singers and dancers because they've got rhythm ? Inverse racism on the part of the producers is it not ?

Why is a church exclusively full of black people . Ah well that's because in certain American states churches are segregated something the producers only hint at . No doubt they didn't want to cause offence or start a debate

If you want a film featuring mans inhumanity to man try SCHINDLERS LIST or THE KILLING FIELDS


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