Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
Type TV MiniSeries
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Powers Boothe Actor Reverend Jim Jones 1 1000001
Ned Beatty Actor Congressman Leo J Ryan 1 1000002
Irene Cara Actor Alice Jefferson 1 1000003
Veronica Cartwright Actor Marceline Jones 1 1000004
Rosalind Cash Actor Jennie Hammond 1 1000005
Brad Dourif Actor David Langtree 1 1000006
Meg Foster Actor Jean Ritchie 1 1000007
Michael C Gwynne Actor Larry King 1 1000008
Albert Hall Actor Otis Jefferson 1 1000009
Linda Haynes Actor Karen Bundy 1 1000010
Diane Ladd Actor Lynetta Jones 1 1000011
Ron O'Neal Actor Colonel Robles 1 1000012
Randy Quaid Actor Clayton Ritchie 1 1000013
Diana Scarwid Actor Sheila Langtree 1 1000014
Madge Sinclair Actor Mrs Jefferson 1 1000015
Brenda Vaccaro Actor Jane Briggs 1 1000016
Levar Burton Actor Richard Jefferson 1 1000017
Colleen Dewhurst Actor Myrtle Kennedy 1 1000018
Clifton James Actor Barber Charlie Amos 1 1000019
Ed Lauter Actor Jim Jones Sr 1 1000020
James Earl Jones Actor Father Divine 1 1000021
Dimitra Arliss Actor Sister Fleming 1 1000022
David Raynr Actor Raymond Jefferson 1 1000023
John Dukakis Actor Jack Daniels 1 1000024
Benji Wilhoite Actor Jim Jones--as Boy 1 1000025
Ralph Pace Actor Mr Hester 1 1000026
William Dozier Actor Mr Caldwell 1 1000027
Paul Wallace Actor Charlie Fishback 1 1000028
Walter M Elder Sr. Actor Mr Holloway 1 1000029
Martha Knighton Actor Mrs Kruger 1 1000030
Guy Del Russo Actor 1st Reporter 1 1000031
Richard Reiner Actor 2nd Reporter 1 1000032
Frank Konigsberg Actor 3rd Reporter 1 1000033
Tony Foster Actor Joshua 1 1000034
Danny Nelson Actor Mr Stevens 1 1000035
Georgia Allen Actor Sister Carmella 1 1000036
Mildred Brown Actor Sister Crandall 1 1000037
Roy Tatum Actor Brother Morris 1 1000038
Bernardine Mitchell Actor Black Woman 1 1000039
Charlie Anderson Actor Hoodlum 1 1000040
Alvin Pealer Actor George 1 1000041
Charles Franzen Actor Phil 1 1000042
Les Hatfield Actor Klan Leader 1 1000043
Buzzy Hill Actor Albert 1 1000044
Joe Dorsey Actor Jakes 1 1000045
Henry Lide Actor Mr Brooks 1 1000046
Terry Browning Actor Cashier 1 1000047
Bernice Ramsey Actor Angel 1 1000048
Savino Maneri Actor Defector 1 1000049
Tony King Actor Choate 1 1000050
Joel Godard Actor John Briggs 1 1000051
Meg Brush Actor Mrs Briggs 1 1000052
Dolores Robinson Actor New Arrival 1 1000053
Vivian Edwards Actor Mrs Halperin 1 1000054
Luther McLaughlin Actor Elderly Man 1 1000055
Steve Grand Actor Temple Member 1 1000056
Peter Moldonado Actor Guard 1 1000057
Pedro Ilerio Actor Black Temple Member 1 1000058
Bill Coyne Actor White Temple Member 1 1000059
Annie Feliciana Actor Woman 1 1000060
Rita Byrd Actor Mrs Manners 1 1000061
Frank Konigsberg Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Ernest Tidyman Producer n/a 3 3000002
Sam Manners Producer n/a 3 3000003
Ernest Tidyman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Charles A Krause Book as Source Material ("Guyana Massacre: The Eyewitness Account") 120888 4000002
Gil Hubbs Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Aaron Stell Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tony DeZarraga Editor n/a 172 7000002
Elmer Bernstein Music n/a 120781 8000001
Reverend James Cleveland Music Arranger choral arranger 121019 8000002
Gospel Music Workshop of America (Atlanta chapter) Song Performer n/a 120788 8000003
Walter Scott Herndon Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Frank E Novak Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Jacques Nosco Sound n/a 120816 14000001
David E Campbell Sound n/a 120816 14000002
John T Reitz Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Bob Pettis Sound n/a 120816 14000004
Synopsis
Then-relatively unknown Powers Boothe's dynamic performance as the charismatic self-styled preacher who led the settlers of Jonestown, Guyana, to mass suicide in 1978, won him the Emmy Award as Outstanding Actor. His appearance at the presentation ceremony as the only performer to show up (an actors' strike caused an almost total boycott of the Emmy presentations that year) brought him some headline-making publicity, although he admitted in his acceptance speech that he might be committing professional suicide by being there. The two-part, four-hour film, which also received nominations as Outstanding Drama Special, for director William A. Graham and the sound mixing crew, subsequently was cut to a single-part three-hour movie.
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