Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)

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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. The film traces the life of Jones from his days as an idealistic 1960s activist.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama , Television
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In Theaters:
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Runtime:
Studio:
Konigsberg Company

Cast

Randy Quaid
as Ritchie
James Earl Jones
as Father Divine
LeVar Burton
as Richard
Diana Scarwid
as Sheila
Ned Beatty
as Rep. Leo J. Ryan
Diane Ladd
as Mrs. Jones
Irene Cara
as Alice
Brad Dourif
as David
Powers Boothe
as Jim Jones
Meg Foster
as Jean
Ed Lauter
as Jones Sr.
Colleen Dewhurst
as Mrs. Kennedy
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½

Underrated film based on the tragic story of Rev. Jim Jones who executed one of the largest mass killings this world has ever know. This film is out of print and very hard to find but if you can locate it, it is a must watch. Powers Boothe plays the deranged Rev, Jones in what is one of his best films ever.

Demetrius Nicolaidis
Demetrius Nicolaidis

[font=Arial Black]This movie was excellent i wish this movie would have come out in theaters at its time because it is a classic and powers boothe probably would have won an academy award for best actor[/font].

Owen Abdelhamid
Owen Abdelhamid

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