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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (The Mad Messiah)

Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (The Mad Messiah) (1980)

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Release Date: Apr 15, 1980 Wide

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This two-part TV movie was, of course, sparked by the November 1978 mass suicide of 913 people at the South American religious "colony" of Jonestown. The catalyst for this tragedy was cult-leader Reverend Jim Jones (played by Powers Boothe, who won an Emmy for his performance), head of the so-called People's Temple. The film traces the life of Jones from his days as an idealistic 1960s activist. He drifts into penny-ante confidence scams and bed-hops from woman to woman, before electing to pass

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