Jasper, Texas Poster

Release Date: 2003

DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 2004

R|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
In the summer of 1998, the small town of Jasper, Texas, is rocked by the brutal murder of an African-American man (Roy T. Anderson) by three white supremacists. The national media picks up the grisly case and soon the town is swarming with reporters, racists and Black Panthers. R.C. Horn (Louis Gossett Jr.), Jasper's first African-American mayor, and Billy Rowles (Jon Voight), the white sheriff, try to control the situation, but realize racial tensions are spiraling out of control.

Cast: Jon Voight, Louis Gossett Jr., Joe Morton, Emily Yancy, Bokeem Woodbine, Blu Mankuma, Roy T. Anderson, Karen Robinson

Director: Jeff Byrd

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Police station, Judge, Rivalry, 1990s, House, Gripping, Transformation, Emotional, Murder