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A gathering of old men Cover Image DVD DVD

A gathering of old men

Summary: 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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  • Physical Description: videorecording
    1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, c2005.

Contents / Notes

General Note: 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.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Edward Lachman ; editor, Nancy Baker, Craig McKay ; original music, Ron Carter ; costume designer, Susan Gamme ; production designer, Thomas A. Walsh.
Participant or Performer Note: Louis Gossett Jr., Holly Hunter, Richard Widmark.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated; contains violence, profanity.
System Details Note:
Subject: Racism Louisiana Drama
African American farmers Louisiana Drama
Murder Louisiana Drama
Gaines, Ernest J 1933- Film adaptations
African American farmers
Genre: Made-for-TV movies.
Feature films.

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