Wayward Son (1999)

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  • Letters from a Wayward Son Working


Drama. Set in the period of the American Depression in the 1930's, the story centres on Jesse Banks Rhodes, a young man who finds himself suddenly cleared of an unjust murder conviction. He journeys as far as a Georgia farm owned by a middle-aged man, Ben Alexander, where he stays for a period, and becomes intertwined with the lives of the other members of the family, including Ben's daughter, Wesley. When a black co-worker is killed by a white boss, Jesse accidentally kills the perpetrator and finds himself the intended victim of a lynch mob.

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