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Jim: The James Foley Story (2016)

An in-depth look at the life and work of American journalist James Foley, who was killed by ISIS terrorists in 2014.

Director:

Brian Oakes

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Cast

Credited cast:
James Foley ... Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Unai Aranzadi Unai Aranzadi ... Himself - Photojournalist
Zac Baillie Zac Baillie ... Himself - Photojournalist
Manu Brabo Manu Brabo ... Himself - Photojournalist
Ben Chase ... Jim - recreations
Merritt Matthew Chase ... Hostage (as Merritt Chase)
Charles DePiero Charles DePiero ... Hostage
Tom Durkin Tom Durkin ... Himself
Mosa'ab Elshamy Mosa'ab Elshamy ... Himself - Photojournalist
John Foley Sr. John Foley Sr. ... Himself
Diane Foley Diane Foley ... Herself
Katie Foley Katie Foley ... Herself
Mark Foley Mark Foley ... Himself
Michael Foley Michael Foley ... Himself
Michael D. Joseph Michael D. Joseph ... Hostage
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In August 2014, the video execution of American journalist James Foley by ISIS exposed the world to the new face of terror. Directed by Foley's childhood friend Brian Oakes,, this powerful, gut-wrenching documentary tells Foley's tragic story through interviews with his family, friends and colleagues, while his fellow hostages reveal the chilling details of their captivity. Written by Jwelch5742

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journalist | murder | terrorism | See All (3) »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2016 (UK) See more »

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James Foley: I was horrified to learn how much my friends and family had done to help me.I was inspired and horrified. It was a weird feeling of like going to your own funeral.
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The Empty Chair
Written by J. Ralph and Sting
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A true account that lingers in your head
21 February 2019 | by niteliterrSee all my reviews

This is a documentary that lingered in my head for awhile...so much so, that I want to watch it again with my wife. Not wanting to spoil anything, the story does not detail so much of the gory side of this story, but it concentrates more on what seemed to go on in his head through those closest to him. James Foley was a rare breed as far as journalists go... he did not let danger get in the way of his reporting, but at the same time, he did not have a death wish. Once he was captured the world got to know who James Foley was, how he did what he did and what a good natured person he was. Do yourself a favor and watch this... I am fairly sure it will linger in your mind... in a good way.


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