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A Gathering of Old Men

PG| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Following the death of a racist white farmer, suspicions fly about the murderer's identity. Soon, elderly black man Mathu (Louis Gossett Jr.), a local sharecropper, is pegged as the prime suspect. Concerned about the threat of a lynch mob, Mathu's kind boss, Candy Marshall (Holly Hunter), gathers his friends and co-workers together to protect him. When all Mathu's fellow old men confess to the crime, it makes the investigation by Sheriff Mapes (Richard Widmark) that much trickier.

Cast: Louis Gossett Jr. , Richard Widmark , Holly Hunter , Joe Seneca , Woody Strode , Papa John Creach , Julius Harris , Will Patton

Director: Volker Schlöndorff

Genres: Drama

A Gathering of Old Men (1987)

Release Date: January 1st, 1987|1 hr. 37 min.

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