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A Gathering of Old Men (film)

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Director  Volker Schlondorff
Initial DVD release  July 15, 2004
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Duration  
Country  United States
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Writer  Ernest J. Gaines, Charles Fuller
Release date  May 10, 1987 (1987-05-10)
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Cast  Holly Hunter (Candy Marshall), Louis Gossett, Jr. (Mathu), Richard Widmark (Sheriff Mapes), Will Patton (Lou Dimes)
Similar movies  Related Volker Schlondorff movies

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A Gathering of Old Men is a 1987 American television drama film directed by Volker Schlöndorff and based on the novel of the same name. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

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Plot

A bigoted white farmer is shot in self-defense on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation. A group of old black men come forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing. As the sheriff confronts the suspects, the young plantation owner stands firm in her defense of the old men.

Cast

  • Louis Gossett Jr. as Mathu
  • Richard Widmark as Sheriff Mapes
  • Holly Hunter as Candy Marshall
  • Joe Seneca as Clatoo
  • Will Patton as Lou Dimes
  • Woody Strode as Yank
  • Tiger Haynes as Booker
  • Papa John Creach as Jacob
  • Julius Harris as Coot
  • Rosanna Carter as Beulah
  • Walter Breaux as Charlie
  • Joe 'Flash' Riley as Jameson (as Jay 'Flash' Riley)
  • Danny Barker as Chimley
  • Howard 'Sandman' Sims as Uncle Billy
  • P. Jay Sidney as Gable
  • Rod Masterson as Couch
  • References

    A Gathering of Old Men (film) Wikipedia
    A Gathering of Old Men (film) IMDb A Gathering of Old Men (film) themoviedb.org


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