Gathering of Old Men

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Gathering of Old Men was based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines, who'd previously written -The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Like -Pittman, Gathering builds its narrative upon a tapestry of deep-bred racial intolerance in the South. When a bigoted white Louisiana tenant farmer is killed, black sharecropper Louis Gossett Jr. is the most likely suspect. Plantation manager Holly Hunter, fearing a lynching, rallies Gossett's friends to form a united front to ward off any vigilantes. Sheriff Richard Widmark arrives to arrest Gossett, whereupon his old friends, in Spartacus fashion, all confess to the killing. Even threats of violent retaliation cannot dissuade these elderly black men from displaying their pride to the white powers-that-be. Adapted for television by Charles (A Soldier's Story) Fuller, it was first broadcast on May 10, 1987. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Chapter List

Side #1 --
1. Big Charlie [7:33]
2. Messenger Boy [8:01]
3. She Got Spunk [6:49]
4. Long Time Comin' [8:13]
5. 18 Of 'Em [10:27]
6. Livin' In The Past [3:21]
7. Mind Your Hands [8:38]
8. Shocking News [6:10]
9. Gil's Homecoming [7:42]
10. Stay Out Candy [8:02]
11. Tee Jack's Bar [7:00]
12. Face Off [9:09]