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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 more »

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Tom Cherry
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Bobby Frank Cherry
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Virginia Cherry
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Young Tom
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Dalton Strong
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Garrick Jones
Jessica Gray Charles ...
Denise McNair
Funmiola Lawson ...
Cynthia Wesley
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Carole Robertson
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Mae Collins (as Isys McKoy)
Mica Le John ...
Sarah Collins
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Mrs. Wesley
Delores Etienne ...
Older Woman at Church (as Dolores Ettienne)
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Sunday School Teacher
Ardon Bess ...
Minister at Church
Michael Rhoades ...
Tommy
Bruce McFee ...
Robert Chambliss
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Herman Cash
Simon Reynolds ...
Troy Ingram
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J. Edgar Hoover
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Willie the Vagrant (as Charles Gray)
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Young Bobby Jr.
Mallarie Hayes ...
Cherry child
Ryan Price ...
Cherry child
Nakita Hayes ...
Cherry child
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Jack Kash
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Youth (as Chris Collins)
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Bobby Cherry Jr. (at age 31)
Jackie Richardson ...
Mama Jones
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Bill Connor
Sonia Ndongmo ...
Woman at Riot
Neil Girvan ...
State Trooper
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Lucinda
Ron Gabriel ...
Doctor
Bob Desrosiers ...
Minister at Funeral
Jane Cooke ...
Witness
Rodger Barton ...
Witness
Carly Street ...
Witness
Carol Anderson ...
Witness
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Man in Church
Kelly Fiddick ...
Man in Street (as Kelly D. Fiddick)
Michelyn Emelle ...
Mrs. McNair
Tim MacMenamin ...
Fireman
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Prosecutor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Cruzado ...
Sunday School Student (as Denis Kacenga)
Thomas Price ...
Wesley (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Dornhelm

Written by

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Pamela Colloff ... (magazine article in Texas Monthly)
 
John Pielmeier ... (written by)

Produced by

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Tracey Alexander ... executive producer
Barbara Bloom ... co-executive producer
Bob Cooper ... executive producer (as Robert Cooper)
Judy Ranan ... supervising producer
Frank Siracusa ... producer

Music by

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Harald Kloser
Thomas Wanker

Cinematography by

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Derick V. Underschultz

Film Editing by

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Victor Du Bois

Editorial Department

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John Cameron ... assistant editor
Arlene Moelker ... colorist: dailies
Tom Overton ... color timer
Fiona Paterson ... assistant editor (as Fiona Patterson)
Anthony Sherin ... additional editor
Jana Triska ... assistant editor
Stephen Young Chin ... editorial technical consultant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Richard Hicks
Ronnie Yeskel

Production Design by

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Sandra Kybartas

Art Direction by

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Armando Sgrignuoli

Set Decoration by

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Elizabeth Calderhead

Costume Design by

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Michael Harris

Makeup Department

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Joan Chell ... assistant makeup artist
Katarina Chovanec ... key hair stylist
Debi Drennan ... key makeup artist / makeup designer
Wynona Price ... makeup artist: Mr. Rhames

Production Management

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Meredith Ann Howes ... post-production supervisor
Thom J. Pretak ... production manager / unit production manager
Patti Singer ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Woody Sidarous ... first assistant director
John Wade ... third assistant director
Erin Walker ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Gary Brown ... on-set carpenter
Paul Dallin ... lead man
Vladislav Fedorov ... first assistant art director (as Vladislav Fyodorov)
Craig Grant ... property master
Rod James ... key scenic painter
Aaron Morrison ... assistant art director
Daniel Mucka ... construction coordinator
Keith Reaume ... lead set dresser
Shelley Silverman ... third assistant art director (as Shelley H. Silverman)
Carlos Subercaseaux ... head carpenter

Sound Department

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Harry Andronis ... re-recording mixer
Sam Black ... re-recording mixer
Sean W. Karp ... choir recordist
Scott C. Kolden ... supervising sound editor
Bill McMillan ... sound recordist
James L. Pearson ... sound editor
Debby Ruby-Winsberg ... supervising sound editor
Matthew Stark ... boom operator
David John West ... re-recording mixer (as David J. West)

Special Effects by

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Jon Davis ... special effects technician
Brock Jolliffe ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Dave Axford ... visual effects: opening sequence
Dave Asling ... model shop supervisor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Roy T. Anderson ... stunts
Mary Fallick ... stunts
Howard Green ... stunt performer
Curtis Hibbert ... stunts
Angelica Lisk-Hann ... stunt double (as Angelica Lisk)
Darren Marsman ... stunts
Paul Rutledge ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Carella ... camera operator: "b" camera
Ross Church ... grip
Federico De Marco ... second assistant camera
Frank Gentile ... best boy electric
Michael Gibson ... still photographer
Tony Guerin ... camera operator
Mark Hewson ... electrician
Mitch Holmes ... key grip
Neil Kilpatrick ... camera trainee
Rohan Lawrence ... grip
Bob Lopes ... dolly grip
Murray Mainprize ... generator operator
Paolo Perin ... electrician
Mike Sokoluk ... grip
Dean Stinchcombe ... first assistant camera
Christopher J. Toudy ... best boy grip (as Chris Toudy)
Craig Wright ... gaffer

Animation Department

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Billy D. Choi ... animator

Casting Department

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Jon Comerford ... casting: Toronto
Alain de Zilva ... casting associate: Vancouver (as Al de Zilva)
Luella Lauber ... background casting
Mark Scott ... casting associate: Los Angeles
Claudia Smith ... casting associate: Toronto

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bev Ball ... assistant costume designer
Jennifer Buck ... wardrobe set supervisor (as Jenny Buck)
Jennifer Lantz ... on-set wardrobe truck
Sara Moodie ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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John Musikka ... assistant location manager
Geoffrey Smither ... location manager (as Geoff Smither)

Music Department

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Emanuele Arnone ... music editor (as Emanuelle Arnone)
Jack Lenz ... choir music coordinator

Transportation Department

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Rick Holman ... picture vehicle wrangler
John McCaughey ... transportation coordinator
Shawn McConnell ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Janina Barrett ... production accountant
Lyssa J. Caster ... assistant to director
Charles Woods Gray ... dialect director (as Charles W. Gray)
Alexandra Lane ... production coordinator
Julia Stan ... script supervisor (as Julia Stan Garcia)
Michael Stoyanov ... production assistant

Thanks

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Henry DeBardeleben ... special thanks: technical advice

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Some secrets should never be kept. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La rançon de la haine (France)
  • Die Sünden der Väter (Germany)
  • Fädernas synder (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Isien synnit (Finland)
  • Le colpe di un padre (Italy)
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  • 93 min
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Movie Connections Referenced in Triple-X Tom (2005). See more »

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