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Rated R for violence and language.
1 hour, 50 minutes
Studio Harris & Company, Showtime
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• The Killing Yard
• Atikka (2001)
|Genre: Drama, Murder, Courtroom, Prison, True Story|
Tagline: An act no one could forgive. And only one man could defend. The true story of the Attica Prison riot.
Plot: Based on the events surrounding the 1971 Attica Prison uprising in New York, THE KILLING YARD tells the story of Shango Bahati Kakawama (Morris Chestnut), one of the inmates who--two years later--must stand trial for accusations of crimes committed in during the chaotic event. Facing a biased jury and unfair procedure, Shango's case is taken by liberal lawyer Ernie Goodman (Alan Alda) and his activist assistant, Linda (Rose McGowan). Initially distrustful of white Ernie, self-educated and politicized Shango eventually begins to form a bond with Ernie and Linda during the time that they steadfastly champion his case. Originally produced for the Showtime network.
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| Directed by|
A Dry White Season, Rue cases nègres, Ruby Bridges
| Music By|
Hollywood Shuffle, America's Dream, Without You I'm Nothing