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Jasper, Texas (2003)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 8 June 2003
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In 1998, a stunning crime thrust Jasper, Texas into the spotlight. What happened on that summer evening - the death of black hitchhiker James Byrd, Jr. by three white men - became a flash-point for the state of race relations in America.

Director:

Jeffrey W. Byrd

Writer:

Jonathan Estrin
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Roy T. Anderson ... James Byrd, Jr.
Demore Barnes ... Ricky Horn
John Bayliss John Bayliss ... City Manager
James Bearden James Bearden ... Old Sour Man (as Jim Bearden)
Samantha Bee ... Kathy
Conrad Bergschneider ... Moe Johnson
Matt Birman ... Beating Cop
Kedar Brown ... Reverend (as Kedar)
Sandra Caldwell ... Norva
Marium Carvell ... Gloria Mays
Eugene Clark ... Don Clark
Michael Copeman ... Council Member #2
Neil Crone ... Principal
Travis Kyle Davis Travis Kyle Davis ... Black Young Man
Aaryn Doyle ... Small Black Girl
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Storyline

In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A lone hitchhiker took a ride... One that would turn deadly

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/disturbing images and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Jon Voight and Louis Gossett, Jr. appeared in Return to Lonesome Dove (1993). See more »

Goofs

Though set in Jasper, Texas, pharmacy window contains advertisements for "Canada's #1 Weight Loss System." See more »

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Race themed
11 February 2020 | by fmwongmdSee all my reviews

A well told,well acted, dramatization of race relations in the South. Jon Vought and Lou Gosset Jr, are excellent.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jasper, Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaverton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Production Co:

Showtime Networks See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (2.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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