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Sins of the Father (2002)

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Based on true events, this film recounts the story of Bobby Frank Cherry (Richard Jenkins), who participated in the infamous 1963 bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., church that left four black ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Dornhelm

Writers:

Pamela Colloff (magazine article in Texas Monthly), John Pielmeier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Sizemore ... Tom Cherry
Richard Jenkins ... Bobby Frank Cherry
Brenda Bazinet ... Virginia Cherry
Lachlan Murdoch ... Young Tom
Colm Feore ... Dalton Strong
Ving Rhames ... Garrick Jones
Jessica Gray Charles Jessica Gray Charles ... Denise McNair
Funmiola Lawson Funmiola Lawson ... Cynthia Wesley
Aaryn Doyle ... Carole Robertson
Isys Alexis ... Mae Collins (as Isys McKoy)
Mica Le John Mica Le John ... Sarah Collins
Kim Roberts ... Mrs. Wesley
Delores Etienne Delores Etienne ... Older Woman at Church (as Dolores Ettienne)
Sandi Ross ... Sunday School Teacher
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Minister at Church
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Based on true events, this film recounts the story of Bobby Frank Cherry (Richard Jenkins), who participated in the infamous 1963 bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., church that left four black girls dead. Decades later, the investigation is reopened and Bobby is the prime suspect. When Bobby's middle-aged son, Tom (Tom Sizemore), is confronted with difficult questions from the police, he must decide whether to protect his father from the law, or turn him in and finally let justice be served.

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Some secrets should never be kept. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apám bűnei See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Triple-X Tom (2005) See more »

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Wrestling with demons .............
12 January 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Tom Sizemore gives a powerful performance as the son of a KKK racist, Richard Jenkins. The most difficult thing to believe in "Sins of the Father" is that Tom would actually return after many years to his abusive monster of a father. The movie depicts in flashbacks the 1963 Birmingham Alabama church bombing that killed four little girls. In the present day, Tom is at first in denial of his father's taking part in the crime, but with the tenacious F.B.I. investigation, doubts about his father's innocence begin to surface. The character development and acting by all involved is first rate, and the historical flashbacks feel correct. - MERK


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