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A Gathering of Old Men
A Gathering of Old Men
Actor: Louis Gossett Jr.; Holly Hunter; Richard Widmark
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, African American Cinema
PG     2004     1hr 34min

Studio: Platinum Disc Llc Release Date: 02/28/2006 Run time: 94 minutes


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Actor: Louis Gossett Jr.; Holly Hunter; Richard Widmark
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, African American Cinema
Studio: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/15/2004
Original Release Date: 05/10/1987
Theatrical Release Date: 05/10/1987
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

There's nothing like the truth.
Clifford | Lafayette, Louisiana United States | 03/03/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone who doesn't appreciate the effectiveness of this movie has never lived in Louisiana. The complicated relationships between the races is perfectly depicted in the characters of Candy, Mathu, Sheriff Mapes, and the Boutans. The book upon which this movie is based is an outstanding work of reality disguised as fiction. The film version does a creditable job of transferring literature to the screen--that is, until the ending. The movie's conclusion is not as effective as that in the book (A GATHERING OF OLD MEN, by Ernest J. Gaines). All-in-all, however, this one is worth seeing!"
Bjrn Weizenkeim | Home of the Wadel, Germany | 05/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very poetic, thoughtful, human, often funny, and altogether well-done movie. I highly recommend it. There is hardly any violence in it, and still it is about violence and discrimination in Louisiana in the 70s. Also, it is a good adaptation of Gaines' novel, A GATHERING OF OLD MEN. I haven't the faintest idea why a person would compare this movie with Ed Wood stuff (see review below) - incredible."
Black American History
Joseph M. Linzy | Castaic, CA United States | 07/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoyed the DVD tremendously. The younger generation of Black-Americans have forgotten their heritage. This DvD is a sad story of man's inhumanity to man. It also shows us the beginning of Black-Americans and some White Americans working towards justice."
A Reminder of How Far We've Come...
D. Williams | Florida | 02/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A Gathering of Old Men is magnificent on many levels. To start with it has an all STAR cast. While you may not have heard of many of the senior Black actors in this movie, make no mistake about it, they all have a long film career. This movie is a must have if you are to have a complete film library of really great films. It depicts a time in American history that should never be forgotten, a transitional time that happened out of site of many, but was important to all. The civil rights era changed many things, but it was the spiritual change that was most significant. A Gathering of Old Men is a tribute to that change in some of the last hold outs of a dark time in American history."