- Original title
- Running time
- 99 min.
- United States
Jeff Stacy, Jeffrey Pratt Gordon (story), Terrell Tannen
Samuel L. Jackson,
- Synopsis / Plot
- Gospel Hill takes place in a small southern town, where years ago a local civil rights leader, Paul Malcom, was assassinated. In the wake of his fathers death, John Malcom (Danny Glover), has drifted into seclusion, turning his back on the movement. Meanwhile, his wife Sarah (Angela Bassett), has continued to fight for what is right. Battling the local doctor (Giancarlo Esposito), who is spearheading a movement to displace much of the town's African American community to make way for a large development. The man who was sheriff at the time of the assassination, Jack Herrod (Tom Bower), has remained in town too although not as sheriff. He has fallen onto hard times and ill health. His two sons have stayed as well trying to eke out livings. The younger as a landscaper, Joel (Taylor Kitsch), working primarily for the doctor and the older, Carl (Adam Baldwin), as an iconoclastic lawyer, who is having an affair with the doctors' wife (Nia Long). When a young school teacher, Rosie (Julia Stiles), moves to town she not only begins dating Joel, but also joins Sarah Malcom in fighting the development. This sets in motion events that will draw all the parties together. Forcing them to make a choice about what is right and wrong and come face to face with the ghosts of their past.
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