GUYANA TRAGEDY: THE STORY OF JIM JONES {PART 1 OF 2} (TV)

Summary

Part one of this two-part docudrama about the Rev. Jim Jones, the religious cult figure responsible for the deaths of more than 900 of his followers on November 11, 1978, in Jonestown, Guyana, and for the murders of Rep. Leo Ryan and others at a nearby airstrip. This portion depicts the early stages of Jones' career and the eventual growth of his role as cult leader. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: April 15, 1980 Tuesday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:38:07
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T81:0769
  • GENRE: Docudrama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - Drama
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1980
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Frank Konigsberg … Executive Producer
    • Sam Manners … Producer
    • Ernest Tidyman … Producer, Writer
    • William A. Graham … Director
    • Charles A. Krause … Based on the book by
    • The Staff of the Washington Post … Based on the book by
    • Elmer Bernstein … Music by
    • Gospel Music Workshop of America (Atlanta Chapter) … Chorus
    • Powers Boothe … Cast, Jim Jones
    • Ned Beatty … Cast, Congressman Leo Ryan
    • Irene Cara … Cast, Alice Jefferson
    • Veronica Cartwright … Cast, Marceline 'Marcy' Jones
    • Rosalind Cash … Cast, Jenny Hammond
    • Brad Dourif … Cast, David Langtree
    • Meg Foster … Cast, Jean Richie
    • Michael C. Gwynne … Cast, Larry King
    • Albert Hall … Cast, Otis Jefferson
    • Linda Haynes … Cast, Karen Bundy
    • Diane Ladd … Cast, Lynette Jones
    • Ron O'Neal … Cast, Col. Robles
    • Randy Quaid … Cast, Clayton Ritchie
    • Diana Scarwid … Cast, Sheila Langtree
    • Madge Sinclair … Cast, Mrs. Jefferson
    • Brenda Vaccaro … Cast, Jane Briggs
    • LeVar Burton … Cast, Richard Jefferson
    • Colleen Dewhurst … Cast, Mrs. Myrtle Kennedy
    • Clifton James … Cast, Barber Charlie Amos
    • Ed Lauter … Cast, Jim Jones, Sr.
    • James Earl Jones … Cast, Father Divine
    • Dimitra Arliss … Cast, Sister Fleming
    • David Hubbard … Cast, Raymond Jefferson
    • John Dukakis … cas, Jack Daniels
    • Benji Wilhoite … Cast, Jim Jones as a Boy
    • Ralph Pace … Cast, Mr. Hester
    • William Dozier … cas, Mr. Caldwell
    • Paul Wallace … Cast, Charlie Fishback
    • Walter M. Elder Sr. … Cast, Mr. Holloway
    • Martha Knighton … Cast, Mrs. Kruger
    • Guy Del Russo … Cast, Reporter #1
    • Richard Reiner … Cast, Reporter #2
    • Tony Foster … Cast, Joshua
    • Danny Nelson … Cast, Mr. Stevens
    • Georgia Allen … Cast, Sister Carmella
    • Mildred Brown … Cast, Sister Crandall
    • Roy Tatum … Cast, Brother Morris
    • Bernardine Mitchell … Cast, Black Woman
    • Charles Anderson … Cast, Hoodlum
    • Alvin Pealer … Cast, George
    • Charles Franzen … Cast, Phil
    • Les Hatfield … Cast, Klan Leader
    • Shalee Goble … Cast, Becky
    • Buzzy Hill … Cast, Albert
    • Joe Dorsey … Cast, Jakes
    • Henry Lide … Cast, Mr. Brooks
    • Terry Browning … Cast, Cashier
    • Bernice Ramsey … Cast, Angel
    • Frank Konigsberg … Cast, Reporter #3
    • Savino Maneri … Cast, Defector