From the Oscar-nominated writer-director of "Boyz 'N the Hood" comes this moving drama, based on a true story, about heroism and justice. In 1923, a prosperous black town in Florida was burned to the ground, its people hunted and murdered, all because a white woman falsely claimed that a black man sexually assaulted her. Some of the townsfolk escaped the massacre thanks to the courage and compassion of a few extraordinary people. This powerful tale, based on the recollections of the survivors and their families, is headed by Oscar-nominee Jon Voight ("Ali," "Pearl Harbor"), with Golden Globe-winners Ving Rhames ("Lilo & Stitch," "Out of Sight"), Don Cheadle ("Ocean's Eleven," "Swordfish") and Esther Rolle ("Driving Miss Daisy," "My Fellow Americans").
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Ratings and Reviews
Action-packed historical drama; some violence.
Cast & Crew
- Warner Bros.
- © 1997 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- English (Stereo)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.