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The Meanest Man in Texas (2017)

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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. ... See full summary »

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Justin Ward
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Mateus Ward ... Clyde Thompson
Jamie McShane ... Captain Colt
Alexandra Bard ... Julia Perryman
Casey Bond ... Marvin Harper
Ben Reed ... Rees Thompson
James Morrison ... Sheriff Kilborn
Michael Monks ... O.B. Ellis
Isabella Acres ... Ruthie Welsey
Richard Riehle ... Mr. Kilpatrick
Anthony Guerino ... Barney Allen
Amy Kay Raymond ... Myrtle Perryman
James Eddie ... Ralph Fults (as James Edwards)
Darren Richardson ... Donald
Adam Cropper ... Reuben Welsey
Ian Stanley ... Everett Melvin
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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.

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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 »

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An inspiring and touching film
27 November 2019 | by ronnieblackheartSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,750, 19 May 2019

Gross USA:

$8,850

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,850
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