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The Meanest Man in Texas (2017)

105 min | Biography, Drama, History

Based on the book, "The Meanest Man in Texas" is the true story of Clyde Thompson. In 1928, near Cisco, Texas, a young Clyde finds himself in the wrong place, at the wrong time, in the wrong company. A fight breaks out, and after shooting ...See moreBased on the book, "The Meanest Man in Texas" is the true story of Clyde Thompson. In 1928, near Cisco, Texas, a young Clyde finds himself in the wrong place, at the wrong time, in the wrong company. A fight breaks out, and after shooting two men in self-defense, Clyde is convicted of murder, and sentenced to death. Just hours before execution by electric chair, the Governor spares him the death penalty, and sentences Clyde to life in prison. Before he is shipped off to the Texas Prison Farm to serve hard labor, where he gains the moniker "The Meanest Man in Texas." After several escape attempts, 2 more murders, he becomes unruly, and the Captain of the Guards locks him away in solitary confinement in an old prison morgue. With three life sentences and no hope, he finally learns redemption, and his life changes. He corresponds, and eventually falls deeply in love with a woman, Julia Perryman, who is also a prisoner of her physical handicap, scoliosis. Through their love of each other, and faith, they each find freedom. See less
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Mateus Ward
Clyde Thompson Clyde Thompson   See fewer
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Jamie McShane
Captain Colt Captain Colt   See fewer
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Alexandra Bard
Julia Perryman Julia Perryman   See fewer
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Casey Bond
Marvin Harper Marvin Harper   See fewer
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Ben Reed
Rees Thompson Rees Thompson   See fewer
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James Morrison
Sheriff Kilborn Sheriff Kilborn   See fewer
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Michael Monks
O.B. Ellis O.B. Ellis   See fewer
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Isabella Acres
Ruthie Welsey Ruthie Welsey   See fewer
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Richard Riehle
Mr. Kilpatrick Mr. Kilpatrick   See fewer
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Anthony Guerino
Barney Allen Barney Allen   See fewer
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Amy Kay Raymond
Myrtle Perryman Myrtle Perryman   See fewer
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James Eddie
Ralph Fults (as James Edwards) Ralph Fults (as James Edwards)   See fewer
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Adam Cropper
Reuben Welsey Reuben Welsey   See fewer
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Ian Stanley
Everett Melvin Everett Melvin   See fewer
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Jake Elliott
Lester Lester   See fewer
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Christopher Lee Page
George Rivas George Rivas   See fewer
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David McCusker
Joe Williams Joe Williams   See fewer
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Evan Henderson
Roy Thornton Roy Thornton   See fewer
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Justin Zachary
Clyde Barrow Clyde Barrow   See fewer
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Donald Bowen
Mark Welsey Mark Welsey   See fewer
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James Logan
Mouthy Prisoner Mouthy Prisoner   See fewer
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Jonas Ball
Tommy Reis Tommy Reis   See fewer
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Kenny Johnston
Guard Sergaent Guard Sergaent   See fewer
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Phil Shea
Officer Andrew Officer Andrew   See fewer
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James Peyton
Mac James Mac James   See fewer
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Adam Kulbersh
Bill McDonald Bill McDonald   See fewer
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Paul Nobrega
Perry Wilmeth Perry Wilmeth   See fewer
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Seth Austin
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Jacob Grodnik
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Chris Jupitz
Judge Enzo Been Judge Enzo Been   See fewer
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William Austin Speis
Jake O'Dell (as Austin MacKinnon) Jake O'Dell (as Austin MacKinnon)   See fewer
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Joshua Brady
Willie Williams Willie Williams   See fewer
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Tim Acres
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Young Clyde Thompson Young Clyde Thompson   See fewer
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9.1 / 10 | 37 votes