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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)

TV-14
TV Movie | 192 min | Biography, Drama

The real-life story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Reverend Jim Jones and the events involving its move to Guyana and its eventual mass suicide.
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Director
William A. Graham (directed by)
Writers
Ernest Tidyman (teleplay) | Charles A. Krause (book "Guyana Massacre: The Eyewitness Account")
Producers
Sam Manners (produced by) | Ernest Tidyman (produced by)
Composer
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Editors
Tony de Zarraga (edited by) | Aaron Stell (edited by)
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Updated Apr 15, 1980

Release date
Apr 15, 1980 (United States)

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65 cast members
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Rev. Jim Jones Rev. Jim Jones   See fewer
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Ned Beatty
Rep. Leo Ryan Rep. Leo Ryan   See fewer
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Irene Cara
Alice Jefferson Alice Jefferson   See fewer
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Veronica Cartwright
Marceline 'Marcy' Jones Marceline 'Marcy' Jones   See fewer
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Rosalind Cash
Jenny Hammond Jenny Hammond   See fewer
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Brad Dourif
David Langtree David Langtree   See fewer
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Meg Foster
Jean Richie Jean Richie   See fewer
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Michael C. Gwynne
Larry King Larry King   See fewer
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Albert Hall
Otis Jefferson Otis Jefferson   See fewer
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Linda Haynes
Karen Bundy Karen Bundy   See fewer
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Diane Ladd
Lynette Jones Lynette Jones   See fewer
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Ron O'Neal
Col. Robles Col. Robles   See fewer
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Randy Quaid
Clayton Ritchie Clayton Ritchie   See fewer
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Diana Scarwid
Sheila Langtree Sheila Langtree   See fewer
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Madge Sinclair
Mrs. Jefferson Mrs. Jefferson   See fewer
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Brenda Vaccaro
Jane Briggs Jane Briggs   See fewer
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Dimitra Arliss
Sister Fleming Sister Fleming   See fewer
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LeVar Burton
Richard Jefferson Richard Jefferson   See fewer
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Colleen Dewhurst
Mrs. Myrtle Kennedy Mrs. Myrtle Kennedy   See fewer
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Clifton James
Barber Charlie Amos Barber Charlie Amos   See fewer
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James Earl Jones
Father Divine Father Divine   See fewer
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Ed Lauter
Jim Jones, Sr. Jim Jones, Sr.   See fewer
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David Raynr
Raymond Jefferson (as David Hubbard) Raymond Jefferson (as David Hubbard)   See fewer
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John Dukakis
Jack Daniels Jack Daniels   See fewer
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Benji Wilhoite
Young Jim Jones Young Jim Jones   See fewer
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Ralph Pace
Mr. Hester Mr. Hester   See fewer
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William Dozier
Mr. Caldwell Mr. Caldwell   See fewer
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Paul Wallace
Charlie Fishback Charlie Fishback   See fewer
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Walter M. Elder Sr.
Mr. Holloway Mr. Holloway   See fewer
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Martha Knighton
Mrs. Kruger Mrs. Kruger   See fewer
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Guy Del Russo
Reporter #1 Reporter #1   See fewer
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Richard Reiner
Reporter #2 Reporter #2   See fewer
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Tony Foster
Joshua Joshua   See fewer
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Danny Nelson
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Georgia Allen
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Mildred Brown
Sister Crandall Sister Crandall   See fewer
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Roy Tatum
Brother Morris Brother Morris   See fewer
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Bernardine Mitchell
Black Woman Black Woman   See fewer
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Charles Anderson
Hoodlum Hoodlum   See fewer
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George George   See fewer
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Les Hatfield
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Buzzy Hill
Albert Albert   See fewer
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Joe Dorsey
Jakes Jakes   See fewer
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Henry Lide
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Terry Browning
Cashier Cashier   See fewer
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Sam Manners
Defector (as Savino Maneri) Defector (as Savino Maneri)   See fewer
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Tony King
Choate Choate   See fewer
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Joel Godard
John Briggs John Briggs   See fewer
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Meg Brush
Mrs. Briggs Mrs. Briggs   See fewer
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Dolores Robinson
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Vivian Edwards
Mrs. Halperin Mrs. Halperin   See fewer
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Luther McLaughlin
Elderly Man Elderly Man   See fewer
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Steve Grand
Temple Member Temple Member   See fewer
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Pedro Ilerio
Black Temple Member Black Temple Member   See fewer
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Bill Coyne
White Temple Member White Temple Member   See fewer
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Rita Byrd
Mrs. Manners Mrs. Manners   See fewer
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Howard Culver
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Temple Member (uncredited) Temple Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 1,227 votes