The Matthew Shepard Story Poster

Release Date: 2002

Not Yet Rated|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, Joseph Ziegler, B.J. McLellan, David Broadhurst, Yani Gellman

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Miramax

Keywords: Murder, Friend, Emotional, Family, Mother, Love, Growing up, Transformation, Father, 1990s


Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie