Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, also called The Mad Messiah, is a 1980 television miniseries about the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones, and their 1978 mass suicide at Jonestown. Based on the book by Charles A. Krause, entitled Guyana Massacre:... read more

Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, also called The Mad Messiah, is a 1980 television miniseries about the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones, and their 1978 mass suicide at Jonestown. Based on the book by Charles A. Krause, entitled Guyana Massacre: The Eyewitness Account, the film was originally shown on television on April 15, 1980.

Original Release

04/15/1980

US Release

04/15/1980

Cast

Powers Boothe Rev. Jim Jones
Brad Dourif David Langtree
Ned Beatty Rep. Leo Ryan
Veronica Cartwright Marceline 'Marcy' Jones
Irene Cara Alice Jefferson
Randy Quaid Clayton Ritchie
James Earl Jones Father Divine
Meg Foster Jean Richie
Michael C. Gwynne Larry King
Albert Hall Otis Jefferson
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

William A. Graham

Writers

Ernest Tidyman, Charles A. Krause

Cast

Powers Boothe Rev. Jim Jones
Brad Dourif David Langtree
Ned Beatty Rep. Leo Ryan
Veronica Cartwright Marceline 'Marcy' Jones
Irene Cara Alice Jefferson
Randy Quaid Clayton Ritchie
James Earl Jones Father Divine
Meg Foster Jean Richie
Michael C. Gwynne Larry King
Albert Hall Otis Jefferson
Linda Haynes Karen Bundy
Diane Ladd Lynette Jones
Ron O'Neal Col. Robles
Diana Scarwid Sheila Langtree
Madge Sinclair Mrs. Jefferson
Brenda Vaccaro Jane Briggs
Dimitra Arliss Sister Fleming
LeVar Burton Richard Jefferson
Colleen Dewhurst Mrs. Myrtle Kennedy
Clifton James Barber Charlie Amos

Producers

Frank Konigsberg Executive Producer
Ernest Tidyman Producer
Sam Manners Producer

Editors

Tony de Zarraga, Aaron Stell

1980 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Mixing Nominated
1980 Emmy Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1980 Emmy Outstanding Drama or Comedy Special Nominated
1980 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Won
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