15 certificateSins of The Father is a Film programme that first aired in 2002 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Sins of The Father is a 3 star programme

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Sins of The Father (2002)

Directed by
Robert Dornhelm

A man must decide if his greater loyalty is to his family or to justice in this made-for-TV movie based on a true story.

In 1963, several members of a Southern Ku Klux Klan chapter bombed an African-American church in Birmingham, AL. Four young girls died in the blast, but the police were unable to prosecute the case at the time because no one was willing to testify against the most likely suspects, or even say what they knew about them.

Tom Cherry (Tom Sizemore) is the son of Bobby Frank Cherry (Richard Jenkins), who moved from Alabama to Texas not long after the bombing. Now a grown man in middle age, Tom has known since he was a boy about his father's involvement in the Ku Klux Klan and his participation in the Birmingham church bombing, but he's never been able to bring himself to tell the police what he knows, or turn his dad over to authorities. However, when investigators re-open the case and begin asking both Tom and Bobby Frank tough questions, Tom struggles to decide what he should do, with his good friend Garrick Jones (Ving Rhames) urging him to help the authorities bring the guilty parties to justice.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2002

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour

Made for TV


Image for Tom SizemoreTom Sizemore...Tom Cherry
Image for Richard JenkinsRichard Jenkins...Bobby Frank Cherry
Connor Price...Young Bobby Jr.
Image for Ving RhamesVing Rhames...Garrick Jones
Image for Colm FeoreColm Feore...Dalton Strong
Lachlan Murdoch...Young Tom
Brenda Bazinet...Virginia Cherry
Jackie Richardson...Mama Jones
Carol Anderson...Witness
Rodger Barton...Witness
Ardon Bess...Minister at Church
Jessica Gray Charles...Denise McNair
K.C. Collins...Youth
Jane Cooke...Witness
Phillip Craig...Prosecutor
Steve Cumyn...Bobby Cherry Jr.
Bob Desrosiers...Minister at Funeral
Aaryn Doyle...Carole Robertson
Michelyn Emelle...Mrs. McNair
Delores Etienne...Older Woman at Church