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A gathering of old men

Author: Volker SchlöndorffCharles FullerGower FrostLouis Gossett, Jr.Holly HunterAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer, a racist, is shot. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing. As the sheriff confronts the suspects, the young plantation owner stands alone in her defense of this group of men who stand resolute against decades of injustice.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Film adaptations
Made-for-TV movies
Crime
Social problem
Adaptation
Melodrama
Named Person: Ernest J Gaines; Ernest J Gaines
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Volker Schlöndorff; Charles Fuller; Gower Frost; Louis Gossett, Jr.; Holly Hunter; Richard Widmark; Zenith Productions.; Echo Bridge Home Entertainment.
OCLC Number: 164620350
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the novel, A gathering of old men, by Ernest J. Gaines.
Originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie in 1987.
Credits: Director of photography, Edward Lachman ; editor, Nancy Baker, Craig McKay ; original music, Ron Carter ; costume designer, Susan Gamme ; production designer, Thomas A. Walsh.
Cast: Louis Gossett Jr., Holly Hunter, Richard Widmark.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated; contains violence, profanity.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: Zenith Productions presents a film by Volker Schlondorff ; written by Charles Fuller ; produced by Gower Frost ; directed by Volker Schlöndorff.
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A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer, a racist, is shot. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing. As the sheriff confronts the suspects, the young plantation owner stands alone in her defense of this group of men who stand resolute against decades of injustice.

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