Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)

His sins were unforgivable. His story, unforgettable.

  • Genre: Drama
  • First Air Date: 1980-04-15
  • Last Air Date: 1980-04-16
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 2
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 192 min.
  • Production Company: The Königsberg Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: CBS
  • Director: William A. Graham
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The story of the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones and the 1978 mass suicide at Jonestown.

  • Keywords: suicide, poison, paranoia, commune, exploitation, egomania, cult, miniseries, mass suicide, campy, religious cult, guyana, end times, kool-aid
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    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1980-04-15
    2 Episodes

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    • Powers Boothe

      as Rev. Jim Jones
    • Ned Beatty

      as Rep. Leo Ryan
    • Irene Cara

      as Alice Jefferson
    • Veronica Cartwright

      as Marceline "Marcy" Jones
    • Rosalind Cash

      as Jenny Hammond
    • Brad Dourif

      as David Langtree
    • Meg Foster

      as Jean Richie
    • Michael C. Gwynne

      as Larry King
    • Albert Hall

      as Otis Jefferson
    • Linda Haynes

      as Karen Bundy
    • Diane Ladd

      as Lynette Jones
    • Ron O'Neal

      as Col. Robles
    • Randy Quaid

      as Clayton Ritchie
    • Diana Scarwid

      as Sheila Langtree
    • Madge Sinclair

      as Mrs. Jefferson
    • Brenda Vaccaro

      as Jane Briggs
    • Dimitra Arliss

      as Sister Fleming
    • LeVar Burton

      as Richard Jefferson
    • Colleen Dewhurst

      as Myrtle Kennedy
    • Clifton James

      as Barber Charlie Amos
    • James Earl Jones

      as Father Divine
    • Ed Lauter

      as Jim Jones, Sr.
    • David Raynr

      as Raymond Jefferson
    • John Dukakis

      as Jack Daniels
    • Benji Wilhoite

      as Young Jim Jones
    • Ralph Pace

      as Mr. Hester
    • William Dozier

      as Mr. Caldwell
    • Paul Wallace

      as Charlie Fishback
    • Walter M. Elder Sr.

      as Mr. Holloway
    • Martha B. Knighton

      as Mrs. Kruger
    • Tony Foster

      as Joshua
    • Danny Nelson

      as Mr. Stevens
    • Joe Dorsey

      as Jake
    • Tony King

      as Choate
    • Georgia Allen

      as Sister Carmella
    • Mildred Brown

      as Sister Crandall
    • Roy Tatum

      as Brother Morris
    • Alvin Pealer

      as George
    • Charles Franzen

      as Phil
    • Shalee Goble

      as Becky
    • Buzzy Hill

      as Albert
    • Henry Lide

      as Mr. Brooks
    • Bernice Ramsey

      as Angel
    • Joel Godard

      as John Briggs
    • Meg Brush

      as Mrs. Briggs
    • Vivian Edwards

      as Mrs. Halperin
    • Rita Byrd

      as Mrs. Manners
    Directing William A. Graham Director
    Writing Ernest Tidyman Teleplay
    Writing Charles A. Krause Book
    Production Frank Konigsberg Executive Producer
    Production Sam Manners Producer
    Production Ernest Tidyman Producer
    Sound Elmer Bernstein Music
    Camera Gil Hubbs Director of Photography
    Editing Tony de Zarraga Editor
    Editing Aaron Stell Editor
    Art Walter Scott Herndon Production Design
    Art Cloudia Rebar Set Decoration
    Costume & Make-Up Frank Novak Costumer