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The Killing Yard (2001)

A man is accused of murdering two of his inmates around the same time as the 1971 Attica prison riots.

Director:

Euzhan Palcy

Writer:

Benita Garvin
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4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alan Alda ... Ernie Goodman
Morris Chestnut ... Shango
Rose McGowan ... Linda Borus
Lindsay Owen Pierre Lindsay Owen Pierre ... L.D. Barkley
Dean Patrick Fleming Dean Patrick Fleming ... Malcolm Bell
Tyrone Benskin ... Haywood Burns
B Martin Sage B Martin Sage ... Conrad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benz Antoine ... Johnny Flowers
Terence Bowman Terence Bowman ... Juror Thomson
Bill Corday Bill Corday ... Court Clerk
Larry Day ... Anthony Simonetti
Lesley Faulkner Lesley Faulkner ... Beth
Dawn Ford ... Vicky
Christopher Heyerdahl ... D.A.
Arthur Holden ... Dr. John Edland
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A man is accused of murdering two of his inmates around the same time as the 1971 Attica prison riots.

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Taglines:

An act no one could forgive. And only one man could defend. The true story of the Attica Prison riot.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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The "X" mark that Mr. Ross places on the diagram changes after Ernie holds it up for the jury to see. See more »

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Very ordinary made-for-tv courtroom drama
25 September 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"The Killing Yard" tells of an elder and ailing defense attorney (Alda) who wages a crusade for and bonds with an Attica inmate wrongfully accused of a double homicide. The film is a typical made in Canada for Showtime journeyman product with the biggest flaw being that we, the audience, can only ask ourselves why we should care. Character development is forsaken for courtroom drama, B-movie queen McGowan contributes little, and our "hero", the convict (Chestnut), plays a hard-to-feel-sorry-for felon. Will work best with those into trial flicks.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atikka See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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