Heavens Fall (2006)
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The tragic court case that forever altered the course of American jurisprudence is dramatized for the screen in this courtroom docudrama starring Timothy Hutton, David Straithairn, Leelee Sobieski, Anthomy Mack and Bill Sage. The year is 1931, and nine black hobos have been accused of raping two white women on an Alabama freight train. The accused, who all range in age from twelve to twenty-three, are quickly sentenced to death in the electric chair by an all-white jury fueled by racism and
Jul 20, 2006 Wide
Nov 6, 2007
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Judge James Horton
Thomas Knight Jr.
Thomas Knight Sr.
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Heavens Fall tells its story with some interesting stylistic flourishes (a brisk montage of lawyers' closing arguments, for example) and without emotional manipulation.
Audience Reviews for Heavens Fall
- Judge James Horton: Let justice be done though the heavens fall.
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