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Sins of the Father

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  • Actors: Tom Sizemore, Richard Jenkins, Brenda Bazinet, Lachlan Murdoch, Colm Feore
  • Directors: Robert Dornhelm
  • Writers: John Pielmeier, Pamela Colloff
  • Producers: Barbara Bloom, Bob Cooper, Frank Siracusa, Judy Ranan, Tracey Alexander
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Live / Artisan
  • DVD Release Date: June 18, 2002
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000065U1H
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #290,632 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Sins of the Father" on IMDb

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Tom Sizemore is best known for playing sleazy jerks (Natural Born Killers, Devil in a Blue Dress), but in Sins of the Father he gives a compelling performance as a man who turns from his hatred-filled upbringing and struggles to find another path in life. Sizemore plays Tom Cherry, the son of one of the men responsible for an Alabama church bombing that killed four young African-American girls in 1963. In 1998, the adult Tom builds a house to forge a peace with his dying father (Richard Jenkins), but his deepening friendship with a black man he's hired to help him (the ever-dependable Ving Rhames) stirs up memories of the brutality of his childhood and leads him to testify against the old man's criminal acts. This father-son conflict provides a unique window into the strife of the civil rights movement. --Bret Fetzer

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "mobby_uk" on November 14, 2003
Format: DVD
This is one of the best movies I have seen in a while, an underrated engrossing little gem that is totally captivating.
While at first I was surprised why the film never got nominated for any awards,I was even more surprised to find out later that it was a TV movie! Well, films made for television can not get better than this, and it is unfortunate it did not get a theater release, for its style, script,acting and direction are way above average.
The plot mainly revolves around the racial tension divide in the early 60s, and most particularly the bombing of an African American church in Alabama in '63 by racists that killed innocent people.This incident resulted in a tug of war between the FBI and the main suspect that lasted nearly four decades, before he was finally put behind bars. Yet the film offers much more,it is also a look at a dysfunctional family and the difficult relationship between a father/the main suspect and his son who has carried the guilt of knowning the truth for too long ,but remained silent for years out of duty, uncertainty and love for his father, before his conscience, guilt and the memories of his childhood that haunted him, pushed him to cooperate with the authorities, and bring his father to justice. This is very powerful writng by John Pielmeier based on a short article in Texas Monthly by Pamela Collof. The quality of the writing is not unlike Paul Schrader's masterpiece Affliction.
Although the film, (directed by Robert Dornhelm whose best work was the underrated Echo Park back in '86), has many flashbacks, which normally can be annoying,yet in the case of Sins of the Father they are very well edited, and enhance the plot.
Lastly I want to say few words about the acting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hectorero on September 27, 2013
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I am very pleased with my purchase. I recommend buying from this seller to anyone. They provided me with great customer service, great quality of product and quick shipment. Thank you very much!
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