About the film
sheriff small town racial segregation based on a true story race riot racism massacre violence period drama historical racial slur 1920s rural setting
Release Date: February 21, 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||:||Peters Entertainment, New Deal Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Producers||:||Jon Peters, Marion Dougherty, Tracy Barone, Penelope L. Foster|
Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.