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1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
In this dramatization of an actual event, young Matthew Shepard (Shane Meier) is mercilessly slain by a pair of men who targeted their victim because of his homosexuality. Capital punishment looming, the killers' fate lies in the hands of Matthew's parents, Judy (Stockard Channing) and Dennis (Sam Waterston). As the grieving couple attempts to make the choice that will best serve Matthew's memory, they recount his rocky adolescence, lifelong struggle for acceptance and personal views on life.

Cast: Stockard Channing , Sam Waterston , Shane Meier , Kristen Thompson , Joe Ziegler , B.J. McLellan , David Broadhurst , Yani Gellman

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Genres: Docudrama

The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)

Release Date: January 1st, 2002|1 hr. 36 min.

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  • January 24, 2009 Gregginsarasota
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    This sad and depressing movie is based on true story of young Matthew Shephard who was murdered by two Wyoming homophobic young "men". One of the four producers is Ms. Goldie Hawn, proving once again she is NOT the ditzy, dumb blonde many people THINK she is. This movie shows that gay bashing is not just a one-victim crime, but it affects the family and friends of the person who was beaten or murdered. The fact that his crime still goes on shows that as a nation, we have not learned much by our collective experiences. Everyone should see this movie! -Gregory Schwartz Sarasota, Florida

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