Paris Trout

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Paris Trout
Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal
Produced by Frank Konigsberg
Larry Sanitsky
Written by Peter Dexter (novel and screenplay)
Starring Dennis Hopper
Barbara Hershey
Ed Harris
Music by David Shire
Cinematography Robert Elswire
Edited by Harvey Rosenstock
Distributed by Palace Pictures
Release dates April 20, 1991
Running time 100 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Paris Trout is a 1991 drama film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, starring Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey, and Ed Harris. It is based on the National Book Award-winning novel Paris Trout by the author Peter Dexter.

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Paris Trout is an unrepentant racist in 1949 Georgia. The greedy and paranoid shopkeeper murders the sister of a black man who refuses to repay Trout’s IOU. When Trout is arrested for the crime he is stunned and enraged, showing himself to be a man of the old south. Lawyer Harry Seagraves arrives to calm the waters in court but is soon caught in crimes of his own, including a dangerous and doomed affair with Trout’s wife.

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