Heavens Fall

Heavens Fall

DVD - 2006
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A tragic true story of nine black men who were pulled off an Alabama freight train and accused of raping two young white women, quickly tried, and sentenced to the electric chair. Forcing an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, a lone man defends them.
"It's a story worthy of attention...well-acted..."--eFilmCritic.com.
"Good message."--Jane Magazine.
Publisher: [United States] : Allumination Filmworks, 2006.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4in.

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slarsen
Aug 08, 2015

Warning - if you need subtitles, pass on this one as there aren't any!

wagner4 Mar 16, 2012

Good movie. Great insight into what life was like for the blacks back then and the people who defended them

aaa5756 Mar 14, 2012

This movie was entertaining but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”.

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amethyst9
Jan 07, 2012

This is a story which needs to be told, but I don't think this was a good effort. The acting of David Strathairn was the best feature. The producer and director tell of the difficulties of filming during Hurricane Ivan, which must have made the small budget stretch even thinner, but I still think the effort fell short. ~ The events are known as the Scottsboro (AL) case.

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