Gathering of Old Men
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Gathering of Old Men
When Sheriff Mapes (Richard Widmark) arrives at the home of Matheu (Louis Gossett, Jr.) to investigate the murder of a white farmer, he finds 18 elderly black men and one white woman, plantation owner Candy Marshall (Holly Hunter), already there, each holding a recently fired rifle and claiming to be the killer. The independent-minded Matheu is not entirely pleased to receive the help of the others, who include World War II veteran Yank (Woody Strode), frail Jacob (Papa John Creach), and group spokesman Clatoo (Joe Seneca). The white friends of the dead man ready for a lynching while the… More