An American Story

Why We're Feeln It

Nominated for two Emmys, this film is based on a true story about the Battle of Athens, which took place in Tennessee in 1946.


Six World War II veterans return to their small Texas town as heroes. As they readjust to life after the war, they find things have changed, and a corrupt mayor and brutal sheriff now run the town. Despite dire warnings, they begin a risky campaign to unseat the local government, with Meade, a commanding officer in the war, their designated ringleader. But when Meade's ambitious wife and influential father-in-law pressure him to align with the status quo, they realize they're facing another battle for freedom at home.

Starring: Brad Johnson, Kathleen Quinlan, Tom Sizemore

Directed by : John Gray


Drama / Movies



Run Time

1 hr 40 min


United States


George Meade: Brad Johnson

Hope Tyler: Kathleen Quinlan

Jesse Meadows: Tom Sizemore


Directed by: John Gray

Written by: John Gray

Produced by: Alan Jacobs

Executive Producer: Robert Halmi Sr.