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Heavens Fall (2006)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 20 July 2006 (USA)
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Two young woman accuse nine black youths of rape in the segregated South.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Samuel Leibowitz
... Judge James Horton
... Victoria Price
... William Lee
... Thomas Knight, Jr.
... Ruby Bates
... Thomas Knight, Sr.
... George Chamlee
... Lyle Harris
... Joseph Brodsky
... Haywood Patterson
... Wade Wright
... Belle Leibowitz
... Lester Carter
... E.L. Lewis
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Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train. In the spring of 1931 nine black hoboes were pulled off an Alabama freight train and arrested for allegedly raping two young white women in a gondola car. Ranging in ages from twelve to twenty years, they were quickly tried and sentenced to the electric chair. News of their convictions spread and the plight of the Scottsboro Boys became a 'cause celebre' that fueled the fire of socialism worldwide, forcing an appeal to the United States Supreme Court and resulting in new trials for all nine defendants. New Yorker Samuel Leibowitz, a savvy and self-assured defense lawyer with an impressive string of courtroom victories, agreed to represent the accused at their retrials in Decatur, Alabama. His journey into the Deep South symbolized the polarity of the times and set in motion a legal battle that ultimately changed the course of ... Written by Terry Green

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Let Justice Be Done. Though The Heavens May Fall.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements including some dialogue | See all certifications »

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A Justiça Seja Feita  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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During the final part of filming, production was shut down for three or four days because Hurricane Ivan going through Monroeville, Ala., where the film was being shot. The crew helped board up windows at the courthouse where the courtroom scenes were shot and even loaned the police a generator to keep the 911 service running. See more »

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The opening sequence, a series of vignettes showing the events which led to the trial, is set on a freight train in 1931. Twice, the modern Diesel-electric locomotive heading the train comes into shot. And, for most of the sequence, the train is stationary. See more »

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Judge James Horton: Let justice be done though the heavens may fall.
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Here comes the Judge!
15 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Heaven's Fall film was the debut for John W. Brooks. He played Judge Hawkins, the original sentencing Judge.

Mr. Brooks is an upcoming actor with true raw talent. His part was short, but his presence was a commanded performance. We look forward to seeing him in other great films.

Our thanks to director Terry Green for putting on such a wonderful production. We look forward to seeing the film in theaters.

I would like to also note that Timothy Hutton is one of our favorite actors. I really enjoy his style of acting and think having him in the film will make it a true success.

Great job and good luck to all the cast!


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