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Jasper, Texas (2003)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 8 June 2003
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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 ... See full summary »

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
Addison Bell ... Judge
Conrad Bergschneider Conrad Bergschneider ... Moe Johnson
Matt Birman ... Beating Cop
Kedar Brown ... Reverend (as Kedar)
Sandra Caldwell 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
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jasper, Texas - La città dell'odio See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaverton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Showtime Networks See more »
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Color
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Jon Voight and Louis Gossett, Jr. See more »

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

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A well told but thin story
17 June 2003 | by George ParkerSee all my reviews

"Jasper, Texas" recounts the events surrounding the horrible killing-by-dragging of a black man by three white men near the title town which shocked America in 1998. This Showtime product exercises restraint in exploiting and sensationalizing the tragic crime while focusing on a small town trying to cope with finding itself at the center of national attention as media, FBI, Black Panthers, and the KKK converge on it. Voight and Gossett turn in solid performances as the town's Sheriff and Mayor respectively in this thin story with little extraordinary drama beyond the headlines. Somewhat weak as a stand-alone feature, "Jasper, Texas" will play best for those with a particular interest in the infamous Jasper story. (B-)


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