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Strange Fruit (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 22 June 2005 (USA)
William Boyals, a successful, black, gay attorney in New York, is drawn back to the small, rural Louisiana town he long ago escaped from to investigate the lynching of a black gay childhood friend.

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Ron Allen ...
Kelvin Ayers
Cornell S. Thomas ...
Henchman #1 (as Cornell Thomas)
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William Boyals
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Cedric (as Aaron Klevin)
Sam Jones ...
Sheriff Jensey
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Emma Ayers
Charlie Schroeder ...
Tommy
Wilbert Lewis ...
Preacher (as Reverend Wilbert Lewis)
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Duane Ayers
Nancy B. Shepard ...
Funeral Mourner (as Nancy B. Shepard Ph.D.)
Sandra Lutcher ...
Funeral Mourner
Charlotte Washington ...
Funeral Mourner
Thelma Y. Thomas ...
Funeral Mourner
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Deputy Conover
Jon Finck ...
Deputy Adams
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William Boyals, a successful, black, gay attorney in New York, is drawn back to the small, rural Louisiana town he long ago escaped from to investigate the lynching of a black gay childhood friend.

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First credited feature film role for Ron Bottitta, who portrayed Deputy Butler. See more »

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Chico was not harmed in the making of this film. See more »

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References In the Heat of the Night (1967) See more »

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Performed by Tami, Nadia and Nicole
Lyrics written by Tammy Reese (BMI), Nadia Elmalk (ASCAP) and Nicole Raymond (ASCAP)
Music by Benjamin Chan (BMI)
Produced by zeng @ New Music Unlimited
Published by Squeaky Kirin Music Publishing (BMI) and Squeaky Pagoda Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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an encapsulated view of a way of life
27 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I appreciated this film for the way that it grabs a small part of the US and and doesn't portray the folks on the Bayou according to the 'whole town full of idiots' stereotype, but reveals the desperate lives that so many Americans lead outside of our bigger cities. The cast shows the depth of some great Black American actors who are unknown, but shouldn't be. I had the chance to view the film at my university with the law students who were analyzing the film for its legal/moral implications and the development of legal structures. A side note is that the guy that plays the really, really bad-guy in the film looked REALLY familiar to me, and then I realized that I work out with him at the gym. Hollywood really is a small town, sometimes.


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