Heavens Fall

In 1931 two young white women accused nine black youths of sexually assaulting them on an Alabama train. They became known as the Scottsboro Boys, and all were found guilty and sentenced to death, barring one thirteen-year-old boy, sentenced to life in prison. All appealed the decision which would eventually go to the Supreme Court under the representation of Sam Liebowitz (played by Timothy Hutton), a New York lawyer viewed by Southerners as a meddling Northern Jew. When one of the girls recanted her testimony, what followed was a 20 year campaign for justice that would ultimately see all the sentences overturned.

Year: 2006
Genre: Drama, True Stories, Racial Intolerance
Country: USA
Director: Terry Green
Starring: Timothy Hutton, Anthony Mackie, David Strathairn, Leelee Sobieski, Bill Sage, Azura Skye, Maury Chaykin
Duration: 101 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains moderate themes
Location in store: Drama



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