Jasper, Texas (2003)

Jasper, Texas


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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 … More

Rating: R (strong violence/disturbing images and language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jonathan Estrin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 3, 2004



as R.C. Horn

as Walter Diggles

as Billy Rowles

as Khalid X

as Stella Byrd

as James Byrd Sr.

as James Byrd Jr.

as James Byrd Jr.

as Mary Horn

as Mamie Horn

as Mamie Horn

as Ricky Horn

as Guy James Gray

as Don Clark

as Rev. Bobby Gaines

as Reverend

as Ron Foshage

as Rev. Lyons

as Claire Byrd

as Shawn Berry

as Nancy Nicholson

as Mike Lout

as Jamie Rowles

as Russell Brewer

as Small Black Girl

as Sgt. Carter

as Gloria Mays

as Black Young Man

as Woman Reporter

as Mike Bradford

as Reporter

as Charlie Nicholson

as State Police Captain

as Sonny Cribbs

as White Mother

as Council Member #1

as Council Member #2

as Mr. Powell

as Mr. Nelson

as Old Mr. King

as Jury Foreman

as Black Citizen

as Michelle Chapman

as William Hoover

as Brandi Eggleson

as Klan Leger

as Old Sour Man

as Old Sour Man

as City Manager

as Young Black Man

as Dr. Brown

as Mike Lout
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Critic Reviews for Jasper, Texas

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | July 8, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 1, 2003

Deliberative but powerful.

Full Review… | June 10, 2003
Flick Filosopher

Believable, well-paced and thought-provoking.

Full Review… | June 5, 2003

Audience Reviews for Jasper, Texas

A powerful and disturbing film, The cast does well. It's hard to believe something like this could have happened, and so recently too. It does drag a little sometimes, but it was always interesting, just slow at times.

James Higgins

Intense, very powerful movie. Sickening to know that this is true, and shit like this happens all the time, maybe not to this extent, but this is a sick world. Great acting and such a sad film. Highly recommended.


Very graphic crime scene photos. A frightening look at how strong racial hate can and is in our country. Yet shows how we all can look beyound the color of ones skin and work together as one if we really chose too. If you enjoy true crime this is for you.


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