Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)

Director
William A. Graham

Main cast
Powers Boothe; Brad Dourif; Ned Beatty; Veronica Cartwright; Irene Cara

Genres
Drama, TV Movie

Description
The story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events leading up to one of the largest mass suicides in history.


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