Anatomy of A Hate Crime

Anatomy of A Hate Crime
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Drama, Biopic
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Cy Carter Actor Matthew Shepard 1 1000001
Brendan Fletcher Actor Aaron McKinney 1 1000002
Ian Somerhalder Actor Russell Henderson 1 1000003
Amanda Fuller Actor Kristen Price 1 1000004
Busy Philipps Actor n/a 1 1000005
Richard Stroh Actor Carter Grey 1 1000006
Grant Linneberg Actor John Ryan 1 1000007
John Innes Actor Judge Kramer 1 1000008
Aaron Goettel Actor Public Defender 1 1000009
Rainer Kahl Actor Justin Clowes 1 1000010
Doug McLeod Actor Darren Fox 1 1000011
Kevin McNulty Actor Carl Manzini 1 1000012
Chris Enright Actor Wayne Barnes 1 1000013
Valerie Planche Actor Russell's Aunt 1 1000014
Cy Carter Narrator Narration 120790 1000015
Tim Hunter Director n/a 2 2000001
Lawrence Bender Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Kevin Brown Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Bill Bannerman Producer n/a 3 3000003
Nicole Pennington Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Sam Pollard Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Max Ember Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Max Ember Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Suzanne Lore Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Danny Nowak Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Sunny Hodge Editor n/a 172 7000001
Daniel Licht Music n/a 120781 8000001
James Willcock Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Laura Schiff Casting n/a 179 10000001
Bette Chadwick Casting (Canada) 179 10000002
Candice Elizinga Casting (Canada) 179 10000003
Maggie Malina Executive in Charge of Production (MTV) 118217 11000001
Philippe Perebinossoff Production Executive entertainment production executive 118216 11000002
Wendy Partridge Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Jane Mun Publicity publicist(MTV/New York) 120789 29000001
Tina Exarhos Publicity publicist(MTV/New York) 120789 29000002
Marnie J Malter Publicity publicist(MTV/New York) 120789 29000003
Synopsis
Television movie exploring the different sides of the story behind the vicious attack and murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard on October 10, 1998.<P>The telefilm opens in a small, Midwestern town with a 21-year-old gay man, Matthew, narrating the events that lead up to his untimely murder. One night, Matthew is approached by Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson at a local bar -- a meeting that ends in a brutal beating that appears to be the result of a lethal combination of intolerance, bigotry and violent natures.<P>In flashback, Aaron and Russell meet and form an intense bond that centers around partying and making money. They get into trouble with the police as their financial situation and drug habits worsen. Meanwhile, Matthew is an intelligent student who becomes active in the gay student union at his University and appears to be adjusting well to his new surroundings, although he secretly struggles with bouts of depression and has trouble maintaining close relationships. Aaron and Russell spot Matthew at a bar drinking alone and decide to take him out and rob him. But the robbery turns into a brutal beating, and the boys leave the badly beaten Matthew outside in the cold.<P>Matthew is discovered the next morning and the crime is quickly traced to Aaron and Russell. Although many think they will not be harshly punished for the beating, the tables are turned when Matthew dies, and Aaron and Russell find themselves in a publicized capital case. Despite Aaron and Russell's pleas that the beating was not a hate crime, the court finds Aaron and Russell guilty and both men are sentenced to life imprisonment.
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