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Jim: The James Foley Story (2016)

An in-depth look at the life and work of American journalist James Foley, who was killed by ISIS terrorists in 2014.

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Brian Oakes
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
James Foley ... Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Unai Aranzadi Unai Aranzadi ... Himself - Photojournalist
Zac Baillie Zac Baillie ... Himself - Photojournalist
Manu Brabo Manu Brabo ... Himself - Photojournalist
Ben Chase ... Jim - recreations
Merritt Matthew Chase ... Hostage (as Merritt Chase)
Charles DePiero Charles DePiero ... Hostage
Tom Durkin Tom Durkin ... Himself
Mosa'ab Elshamy Mosa'ab Elshamy ... Himself - Photojournalist
John Foley Sr. John Foley Sr. ... Himself
Diane Foley Diane Foley ... Herself
Katie Foley Katie Foley ... Herself
Mark Foley Mark Foley ... Himself
Michael Foley Michael Foley ... Himself
Michael D. Joseph Michael D. Joseph ... Hostage
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Storyline

In August 2014, the video execution of American journalist James Foley by ISIS exposed the world to the new face of terror. Directed by Foley's childhood friend Brian Oakes,, this powerful, gut-wrenching documentary tells Foley's tragic story through interviews with his family, friends and colleagues, while his fellow hostages reveal the chilling details of their captivity. Written by Jwelch5742

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journalist | murder | terrorism | See All (3) »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jim See more »

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$8,236
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James Foley: I was horrified to learn how much my friends and family had done to help me.I was inspired and horrified. It was a weird feeling of like going to your own funeral.
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The Empty Chair
Written by J. Ralph and Sting
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Truth from the Field
8 April 2016 | by clarkj-565-161336See all my reviews

I saw this at a sell out crowd at Hot Docs Toronto last night. All I can say is that there wasn't a dry eye anywhere next to me. What I thought was really moving was what the director said. He wanted the world to see his friend Jim Foley as he really was, not by the various stories and false accounts that were circulating. What comes across loud and clear is that everyone that encountered Jim was impressed by his ability to connect with people no matter what their circumstances and also his lack of guile or ulterior motive. If ever there was the right person at the right time he was it. Although our world is totally connected, there is a huge lack of timely and correct information. We desperately need the Jim Foleys of this world.


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