Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980 TV Mini-series)
Directed by William Graham
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
Some of the characters in the mini-series were based off real people involved with the Peoples Temple:
- The characters of Clayton (Randy Quaid) and Jean Richie (Meg Foster) are based on Timothy and Grace Stoen .
- David Langtree (Brad Dourif) was based off of Jonestown's doctor Larry Schacht.
- Larry King (Michael C. Gwynne) was based off Larry Layton.
- Mrs. Jefferson's (Madge Sinclair) speech on protesting the planned mass suicide was based off the words of Christine Miller.
Male Deaths[edit | edit source]
- Ned Beatty [Rep. Leo Ryan]
- Powers Boothe [Rev. Jim Jones]
- Brad Dourif [David Langtree]
- John Dukakis [Jack Daniels]
- Walter M. Elder Sr. [Mr. Holloway]
- Joel Godard [John Briggs]
- Albert Hall [Otis Jefferson]
- Tony King [Choate]
- Peter Moldonado [Guard]
- Randy Quaid [Clayton Ritchie]
Female Deaths[edit | edit source]
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