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A Gathering of Old Men (Murder on the Bayou_ (TV,1987)

Directed by Volker Schlondorff. Cast: Louis Gossett Jr.,Holly Hunter, Richard Widmark. A regular day in a Louisianasugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer, aracist, is shot. A group of old, black men takes a courageous stepby coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing.As the sheriff confronts the suspects, the young plantation ownerstands alone in her defense of this group of men who stand resoluteagainst decades of injustice. Based on the novel, A gathering ofold men, by Ernest J. Gaines. 94 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database