Jasper Texas

Directed By: Jeff Byrd Starring: Louis Gossett Jon Voight

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This extraordinary true drama, set in the small town of jasper, tx in 1998, explores the aftermath of the horrible death of james byrd, jr.,the african-american who was dragged to his death by three white men. An outraged nation watched


Studio Paramount
SKU 40232141
UPC 758445110029
UPC 14 00758445110029
Format DVD
Release Date 1/31/2006
Rating Rating
Cable Original
Murder Investigations
Race Relations
True Story
Editors Note
Note This critically acclaimed made-for-cable film explores the aftermath of the one of the most horrifying crimes in recent American history. In 1998, the small town of Jasper, Texas, was witness to the brutal murder of James Byrd, Jr. (Roy T. Anderson), an African American man dragged to his death behind a pickup truck driven by three white racists. As news of the murder sends shock waves across the nation, Jasper finds itself the center of national attention and is converged upon by the media, FBI, Black Panthers, and even the KKK. Sheriff Billy Rowles (Jon Voight) and Jasper's first black mayor R.C. Horn (Louis Gossett, Jr.) struggle to maintain control of their town as stress from the murder--and the subsequent media frenzy--brings submerged racial tension to a boiling point. With brilliant lead performances from Voight and Gossett, this emotionally powerful film sheds light on one of most volatile chapters of American race relations.
Jeff Byrd
Louis Gossett
Jon Voight
Cast & Crew
Asche & Spencer - Musical Score
Cherion Drakes - Actor
Gavin Mitchell - Production Designer
Jeff Byrd - Director
Jeffrey Cooper - Editor
John Voight - Actor
Jonathan Estrin - Producer
Jonathan Estrin - Writer
Louis Gossett Jr. - Actor
Neil Crone - Actor
Roy T. Anderson - Actor
Samantha Bee - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2003
Catalog ID 1100
UPC 00758445110029
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 114 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Image Award (2004) Louis Gossett Jr., Nominee, Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special
Product Attributes
Actor Glasser,Adam
Label Showtime Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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