Promotional poster for Heavens Fall
|Directed by||Terry Green|
|Produced by||Anna Marie Crovetti
|Written by||Terry Green|
Heavens Fall is an American film based on the Scottsboro Boys incident of 1931.
In the film, two young white women (portrayed by Leelee Sobieski and Azura Skye) accuse nine black youths of rape in the segregated South. Timothy Hutton stars as criminal defense attorney Samuel Leibowitz. The film begins after the first trial of the nine in the bustling city of Scottsboro, Alabama. Samuel Leibowitz, a successful Jewish lawyer from New York is called down past the Mason–Dixon line to defend the nine blacks.
- Timothy Hutton ... Samuel Leibowitz
- David Strathairn ... Judge James E. Horton
- Leelee Sobieski ... Victoria Price
- Anthony Mackie ... William Lee
- Bill Sage ... Thomas Knight, Jr.
- Azura Skye ... Ruby Bates
- James Tolkan ... Thomas Knight, Sr.
- Bill Smitrovich ... George Chamlee
- Maury Chaykin ... Lyle Harris
- Joseph Lyle Taylor ... Joseph Brodsky
- B.J. Britt ... Haywood Patterson
- Francie Swift ... Belle Leibowitz
A train from the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum was used in the filming.
Heavens Fall was released on DVD in the USA in 2007.
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