Based upon the real life story of Reverend Jim Jones, a self-proclaimed prophet who founded the Peoples Temple. In the 1960s, he began as an idealist helping minorities and working against racism. After a move to San Francisco and increased power and attention, Jim Jones became focused on his belief in nuclear holocaust. He had a loyal following of over 1000 people, who had donated their entire life savings to him and to join his commune, before moving them to Guyana. When possible illegal activities came to the attention of the authorities, and once notified that some individuals are being held against their will, they began to investigate. Rather than face the charges against him, Jones committed suicide, and convinced virtually most of his followers to do the same.Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
What was it about Reverend Jim Jones that made men and women alike surrender to him, both spiritually and physically? How could he blind them to his adulteries and addictions? How could he create "miracles" to steal their pride and possessions? And why would 913 people put their lives in his hands, despite everything? See more »
The guards' AK assault rifles have blank firing adapters attached to the muzzles. See more »
You can't take my wife from me!
Rev. Jim Jones:
I know you Richard Jefferson. You are a homosexual. That's why your wife has left you. You're one of those dirty little faggots who hang out in the men's room at the bus station. Sit down homosexual.
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"The film you are about to see is a dramatization of the life of Jim Jones. Born - May 13, 1931 Lynn, Indiana - Died - November 18, 1978, Jonestown, Guyana. This is his story." See more »
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This is very good flick...
Powers Boothe turns in a stellar performance as 1970's cult figure Jim Jones of the Peoples Temple. Jones physical likeness to Jones is uncanny and the story is acted out chillingly. The movie keeps you riveted and is a must see for anyone. check it out.
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