A Gathering of Old Men

A Gathering of Old Men (1987)


  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1987-05-10
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 3 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director:
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Summary

A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white racist, whom one of their members has shot. As the sheriff confronts the suspects, the young plantation owner stands alone in her daring defense of this group of men, provoking racial tension that makes a compelling drama.

A Gathering of Old Men Trailer

  • Louis Gossett Jr.

    as Mathu
  • Richard Widmark

    as Sheriff Mapes
  • Holly Hunter

    as Candy Marshall
  • Will Patton

    as Lou Dimes
  • Joe Seneca

    as Clatoo
  • Woody Strode

    as Yank
  • Tiger Haynes

    as
  • Papa John Creach

    as
  • Julius Harris

    as
  • Rosanna Carter

    as
  • Walter Breaux

    as
  • Joe 'Flash' Riley

    as
  • Danny Barker

    as
  • P. Jay Sidney

    as
  • Lenore Banks

    as
  • Al Shannon

    as
  • Stocker Fontelieu

    as
  • Richard Whaley

    as
  • Eliott Keener

    as
  • Carol Sutton

    as
  • Adam Storke

    as
Editing Craig McKay Editor
Camera Edward Lachman Director of Photography
Directing Volker Schlöndorff Director
Production Eberhard Junkersdorf Co-Producer
Editing Nancy Baker Editor
Sound Ron Carter Music
Writing Ernest J. Gaines Novel
Writing Charles Fuller Screenplay
Production Gower Frost Producer

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