Based on the true story of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971.

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Based on the true story of the uprising at Attica Prison in 1971. Michael Smith, a new recruit to the prison service, along with several of his colleagues get caught up in a prison riot fueled by bad prison management and a lack of understanding by the guards Written by Rob Hartill

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Rated R for a graphic depiction of a prison uprising, and for some strong language. | See all certifications »

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Cecil: We've got you some pants! They're just your size; big and dumb.
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Typical made-for-tv exploitation fare.
16 July 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Against the Wall" is a journeyman tv docudrama (with the emphasis on "drama") which tells of the Attica prison riot of 1971. Okay as a gritty and violent prison drama, "ATW" fails to crystalize prison issues or make significant social commentary. Pretty much your usual run-of-the-mill Hollywood exploitaition flick fraught with inconsistencies and a poor sense of direction though, perhaps, there's no more to be found in the Attica story.


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