A Gathering of Old Men Poster

Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: July 15th, 2004

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

Production Co: Bioskop Film, Consolidated Productions, Hessischer Rundfunk

Keywords: Murder, Emotional, Endearing, Underdog, Mystery, Investigation, Friendship, Friend, 1980s


Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie