Based on the book,"The Meanest Man in Texas" is the true story about Clyde Thompson, who in 1928 was convicted of multiple murders and sentenced to death, but was miraculously paroled. ...
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Based on the book,"The Meanest Man in Texas" is the true story about Clyde Thompson, who in 1928 was convicted of multiple murders and sentenced to death, but was miraculously paroled. Thompson gained a reputation as the meanest man in Texas while working hard labor in prison, until he meets the love of his life, Julia Perryman, and finds redemption and faith.
This film is 39 years in the making. Don Umphrey spent 39 years trying to get this story made into a film, and it was 27 years after he wrote the book that it was finally made. See more »
An inspiring and touching film
Clearly it's a low budget film, with some technical flaws, but it is so inspiring! I see that some critics and reviews are calling it a Christian film, though I would argue after seeing it twice, this is a film about hope and inspiration. The message is clear, no matter how low you get, no matter how far you fall, you can always find hope and pull yourself up. Clyde Thompson never gave up. If he can rise out of the ashes, so can anyone. This is a man who found a faith, a love, and a calling... you don't have to pigeon hole that into a genre... it's just an incredible story!
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