The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)

The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)

Director Roger Spottiswoode

Writer John Wierick, Jacob Krueger

Genre Drama

Year 2002

Actors Stockard Channing, Shane Meier, Wendy Crewson, Kristen Thomson

IMDB : 7.7 (1,069 votes)


Description In 1998, a young gay man by the name of Matthew Shepard was robbed, viciously beaten and left tied to a fence to die. Although he was soon found by the police and hospitalized, he soon expired. This film recounts the events after the conviction of the two men responsible for this hate motivated murder. Matthew's parents, though satisfied by the conviction, are finding the sentencing phase of the trial more difficult. The parents initially want to request the death penalty for their son's murderers, but the mother, Judy, starts to reconsider. As they struggle with their decision, they decide to reexamine the life of their son and rediscover his personality, his struggle to accept his homosexual sexual orientation as a natural part of his being and above all, his generous humanity to others. All of this leads the parents to appeal to the court the way their son would have wanted, not out of vengeance but to represent best of what their son was and the tragedy of his loss.


  • Catherine Spinella 2017-03-11 02:02:40
    The two guys that killed him are beyond evil. Matthew did not deserve that.
  • quitt mcd 2017-03-05 18:03:42
    First video is true or it is fiction ?
  • Trump Won 2017-02-17 05:36:06
    Typical gay WHORE shoving his gayness in everybody's face. He got what he deserved. Good riddance to an AIDS FAGGOTT
  • Patrick Wilson 2017-02-09 02:09:08
  • Crybaby Ryan 2017-01-25 21:07:53
    Omg i should not be laughing at this "but bitch thats the point" 51:25
  • Robyn Ridzy 2017-01-15 02:09:58
    yellow, purple, blue, straight, gay, bi- I respect anyone no matter what. to actually kill someone that really doesn't affect you other than madness of someone else's life, or how they do things is inappropriate. I myself I'm sickened by this. RIP.
  • patricia brena 2017-01-11 18:52:20
    what is this world coming to doesn't anyone believe in the united States Constitution anymore
  • Audrianna Gabrielle Maugham 2016-12-30 14:55:19
    Rest in Peace to you My beautiful babyboy, You didnt deserve this at any means your story literally brought me to tears and now I hope those bastards die and see cruel jail is for what they done to you Matthew.
  • Fred Pine 2016-12-27 06:47:04
    LOL! Floppy-Ears Aaron McKinney! LOL! America's biggest pansy!
  • Monique Gordon 2016-12-18 21:57:52
    He should get the death penalty for what he did that is definitely a hate brother was gay & I loved him with my everything he was the coolest & the realist.
  • Monique Gordon 2016-12-18 21:55:51
    He was still a human being idk why ppl choose to pick on anyone because they are different I don't judge anyone.
  • imsljr420 2016-12-12 21:08:11
    @36:30 I don't get it....isn't he a FILTHY DISGUSTING FLAMING FAG? shouldn't he be enjoying that? shouldn't he have like a huge faggot ass smile on his face while singing "la la la la".
  • DarthSidious63 2016-12-09 15:57:32
  • animex 2016-12-05 19:28:58
    rest in peace Matthew✌❤. people who talks shit about gays are just sick piece of scumbags
  • Mandy Burgemeester 2016-12-02 12:09:44
    Everyone is the same!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! greets from Holland.
  • Taylor Ellis 2016-12-01 18:23:01
    This is brutal how could they
  • SHERRIE LYNN STACKS 2016-12-01 07:54:12
    The family had just lost their beloved son no matter about the years that he has been gone should not matter because his life was taken short just because of the haters they should be punished.
  • SHERRIE LYNN STACKS 2016-12-01 07:50:10
    I am sorry that this happen to Matthew Shepard because they no right to put things into their own hands. he was a human just like any other guy no matter what life style that he had lived. they had no right to make any judgemental on him just because of him been gay which was his choice to live and make. he did not have to died the way he did his live was cut too short for no reason but the worse part was not his death was all of the haters comments online. no he might not have been perfect but he has rights just like everyone else in the world.
  • T Patts 2016-11-26 01:51:59
    Goldie Hawn did a Wonderful Job with the Making of the Movie... Thank You Goldie Hawn
  • comesrunning 2016-11-24 09:50:38
    God as most people say teaches to treat others the way you want to be treated. People who murder others or just hurt others must want it to happen to themselves. Call People names you yourself must be that name. Hate no matter what form it takes is hate. Hate for the blacks, hate for the whites, hate for the gays, Hate to just hate is no way to live life. Until we show we do not hate people will continue to die. But this world has always and forever hated something or someone most likely always will. That is because they themselves hate themselves that is what it comes down to. Hate for yourselves. I believe it must end starting with those who like me do not hate, but I do not love everyone people are free to act and think the way they feel and think but if that thinking involves someones else's life i mean killing them then you have to ask yourself what it is that you hate about yourself to want to die. Treat others the way you yourself want to be treated and that goes double for churches You preach love but do not follow that love. Instead of standing in front of a court house yelling he's gay he must die. No he must live his life as you yourself are allowed to live yours. Do not preach if your going against what you preach thou shall not lie, thou shall not kill, So if a church preaches this then goes out and act against it is it a good church? Live what you preach. We are all Gods Children and should respect that no matter what.

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