Guyana Tragedy: Jim Jones Story (Region 1 DVD)

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Description

Originally shown as a two-part TV movie, this is a gripping recreation of the horrible tragedy of the November 1978 mass suicide of 913 people at the South American religious "colony" of Jonestown. Powers Boothe's portrayal of the cult-leader Reverend Jim Jones earned him an "Emmy" and the film traces the life of Jones from his early activist period to his rise as a modern day messiah. The climatic suicide scenes are convincingly recreated in a near-documentary style, and the whole production benefits from a huge supporting cast of excellent players.

Product Details

Barcode
089859850523
Department
Movies & TV
Released
28 Aug 2007
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Drama
Sub-genre
Drama
Studio
Vci Video
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Guyana Tragedy - The Story of Jim Jones
Release Year
1980
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Cult / Psychos / Religion / Tragedy / True Story
Synopsis
The Jonestown tragedy gets the docudrama treatment here with an interesting cast. Powers Boothe's performance as the deranged, adulterous self proclaimed prophet who induces almost 1,000 of his followers to commit suicide with him won him an Emmy.
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Region [unknown]
Cast & Crew
Director
William A. Graham
Star
Randy Quaid / Ned Beatty / Powers Boothe / LeVar Burton / Irene Cara / Veronica Cartwright / Brad Dourif / James Earl Jones / Diane Ladd