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This MTV film dramatizes the horrific hate-crime killing of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard (Cy Carter) in Wyoming. In 1998, Shepard, a gay college student, was savagely beaten by Russell Henderson (Ian Somerhalder) and Aaron McKinney (Brendan Fletcher), who left their victim to die. Flashbacks paint a picture of Shepard's life and provide insight into why the killers, who initially set out to rob the young man, would commit such a brutal murder.

  1. Tim Hunter

    Director

  2. Max Ember

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Cy Carter

    Cy Carter

    Matthew Shepard

  2. Brendan Fletcher

    Brendan Fletcher

    Aaron McKinney

  3. Ian Somerhalder

    Ian Somerhalder

    Russell Henderson

  4. Busy Philipps

    Busy Philipps

    Chasity Pasley

  5. Amanda Fuller

    Amanda Fuller

    Kristen Price

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Anatomy of a Hate Crime

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Status Released

Release Information

  • January 1, 2001
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

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