Guyana Tragedy: Jim Jones Story (Region 1 DVD)
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- R 258
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.
- Movies & TV
- 28 Aug 2007
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- 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.
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