Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Matthew Shepard Story



2002 American/Canadian Television Movie

Cast: Stockard Channing, Shane Meier, Wendy Crewson, Kristen Thomson, Joseph Ziegler, Yani Gellman and Sam Waterston
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Writers: John Wierick and Jacob Krueger

Synopsis:
Following the vicious murder of their son Matthew, Judy and Dennis Shepard struggle with their decision to request the death penalty for their son's murderers.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Audience: 78%
  • OMG rating: 7/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



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Awards:
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Channing).
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Television Movie.
  • L.A. Outfest Screen Idol Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Meier).
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (Channing).
  • Writers Guild of America Paul Selvin Honorary Award.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Premiered on NBC the same night that HBO debuted their Matthew Shepard film The Laramie Project.

Related Movies:
  • Matthew Shepard is also the subject of the television biopics Anatomy of a Hate Crime and The Laramie Project and the documentaries Laramie Inside Out and Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine.

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