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A Gathering of Old Men (1987)

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TV Movie | 91 min | Drama

A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a ...See moreA regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white racist, whom one of their members has shot. As the Sheriff confronts the suspects, the young plantation owner stands alone in her daring defense of this group of men, provoking racial tension that makes a compelling drama. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment See less
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Director
Volker Schlöndorff (as Volker Schlondorff)
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Charles Fuller (screenplay) | Ernest J. Gaines (novel "A Gathering of Old Men")
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Updated May 10, 1987

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May 10, 1987 (United States)

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Richard Widmark
Sheriff Mapes Sheriff Mapes   See fewer
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Holly Hunter
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Clatoo Clatoo   See fewer
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Lou Dimes Lou Dimes   See fewer
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Jameson (as Jay 'Flash' Riley) Jameson (as Jay 'Flash' Riley)   See fewer
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Chimley Chimley   See fewer
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Snookum Snookum   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 608 votes