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Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)

Fact-based drama centering on the brutal 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, an openly homosexual college student in Wyoming, by two homophobic, trouble-making teens and their co-conspirator ... See full summary »

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Tim Hunter

Writer:

Max Ember
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cy Carter ... Matthew Shepard
Brendan Fletcher ... Aaron McKinney
Ian Somerhalder ... Russell Henderson
Busy Philipps ... Chasity Pasley
Amanda Fuller ... Kristen Price
Gabrielle Miller ... Kara Dupree
Richard Stroh ... Carter Grey
Timothy Webber ... Officer Slade
Grant Linneberg Grant Linneberg ... Ofc. John Ryan
Carrie Schiffler Carrie Schiffler ... Officer Vicky Reese
David Haysom ... Barrett Cooper
Andy Maton Andy Maton ... Professor Tilden
John Innes ... Judge Kramer
Karen Barker Karen Barker ... Counselor
Kevin McNulty ... Carl Manzani
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Fact-based drama centering on the brutal 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, an openly homosexual college student in Wyoming, by two homophobic, trouble-making teens and their co-conspirator girlfriends which prompted an outcry of support for the Shepard family and tougher hate-crime laws by liberal activists, but also support for Matthew's killers by religious leaders and homophobic activists. Written by Anonymous

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A Fairly Good Drama
28 October 2002 | by TBelton1See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this made for TV MTV special; and I thought it was a fairly accurate depiction of the real life tragedy. I could have done without the first person comments (supposedly coming from the late Matthew Sheppard) as we don't really know what he would be saying. As for the acting, I'll give a big thumbs up to actor Ian Somerhalder who played the part of one of the murders, Russell Henderson. He played the part so well in fact that I almost found myself feeling some sympathy for the character (Henderson) who was more or less bullied by the other perpertrator who actually did the killing. Somerhalder is just hard to dislike I suppose. The other killer was easy enough to dispise though. Overall, I would give the movie an 8 of 10 rating; now if MTV will just put it out on DVD/VHS.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anatomia de um Crime de Ódio See more »

Filming Locations:

Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Team Entertainment See more »
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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