Jasper, Texas
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Jasper, Texas
The time: June 1998. The place: The sleepy town of Jasper, TX. Three young, self-styled white supremists overpower a 49-year-old black man named James Byrd Jr., chain him to the back of their pickup, and literally drag him to death. What follows is a media firestorm, exacerbated by scores of network and cable-TV news services, the grim pronouncements of so-called pundits, and the intrusion upon Jasper of several extremist activists, ranging from members of the Ku Klux Klan to the newly formed Black Panthers. As the frenzy continues, the heretofore peaceful, if somewhat tenuous, relationship… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rowles and Horn are the glue that hold Jasper together and the two fine performances from Voight and Gossett are the central core to the movie as well."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"Deliberative but powerful."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Believable, well-paced and thought-provoking."
‑ Eva Hunter, culturevulture.net
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