In 1998, a young gay man by the name of Matthew Shepard (Shane Meier) was robbed, viciously beaten, and left tied to a fence to die. Although he was soon found by the Police and hospitalized, he soon died. This movie recounts the events after the conviction of the two men responsible for this hate motivated murder. Matthew's parents, though satisfied by the conviction, are finding the sentencing phase of the trial more difficult. The parents initially want to request the death penalty for their son's murderers, but the mother, Judy (Stockard Channing), starts to reconsider. As they struggle with their decision, they decide to reexamine the life of their son and rediscover his personality, his struggle to accept his homosexual sexual orientation as a natural part of his being and above all, his generous humanity to others. All of this leads the parents to appeal to the court the way their son would have wanted, not out of vengeance, but to represent best of what their son was and the ...
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A hate crime that forever changed the nation.
Did You Know?
Despite the fact it was based on a true story that happened on October 1998 which forever changed the world, some details have been altered.The real Judy Shepard, Matt's mom, is a blonde, not a brunette; and Matt's best friend Romaine was an Asian-American girl. See more
I'm gay, Dad.
Version of Anatomy of a Hate Crime
Written, Performed and Produced by Jim Huff
Published by Coehill Entertainment See more
4 June 2006 (Sweden)
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Also Known As:
The Matthew Shepard Story
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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