Heavens Fall

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Heavens Fall
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Promotional poster for Heavens Fall
Directed by Terry Green
Produced by Anna Marie Crovetti
Wade Danielson
Gloria Everett
Written by Terry Green
Starring Timothy Hutton
Leelee Sobieski
David Strathairn
Azura Skye
Bill Sage
Anthony Mackie
James Tolkan
Bill Smitrovich
Maury Chaykin
Francie Swift
Release date
  • July 20, 2006 (2006-07-20) (Stony Brooks Film Festival)
Language English

Heavens Fall is a 2006 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.



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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