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sheriff small town racial segregation based on true story race riot racism massacre period drama historical racial slur 1920s rural setting


Release Date: February 21, 1997

Year    :   1997
Slogan    :   «In 1923, a black town in Florida was burned to the ground, its people murdered because of a lie. Some escaped and survived because of the courage and compassion of a few extraordinary people. This film is for them.»
Genres    :   Drama, History, Action, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Warner Bros. Pictures, New Deal Productions, Peters Entertainment
Director    :   John Singleton
Producers    :   Jon Peters, Marion Dougherty, Tracy Barone, Penelope L. Foster
Writers    :   Gregory Poirier
RunTime    :   140 mins.
Budget    :   30000000
Revenue    :   13130349

Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.

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