Against the Wall Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for Against the Wall the Movie

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Compelling and tense dramatization of the 1971 Attica, New York prison uprising in which 10 guards were held hostage and state troopers and the National Guard killed 29 prisoners before regaining control. Partially fictionalized version of the story told from the viewpoints of a young prison guard (MacLachlan) and a politicized prisoner (Jackson). Filmed at a prison in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Distribution

HBO, 1100 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, Phone: (212)512-7400, Fax: (212)512-7498, URL: http://www.hbo.com, Remarks: Online sales through www.store.hbo.com

Available on VHS
Running time 115 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Men in Prison, True Stories, Hostage!
Screenplay
Ron Hutchinson
Cast
Kyle MacLachlan, Samuel L. Jackson, Clarence Williams, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Bower, Philip Bosco, Anne Heche, David Ackroyd
Director
John Frankenheimer
Music
Gary Chang
Producer
Steve McGlothen, Irwin Meyer, Jonathan Axelrod, Harvey Bibicoff, Producers Entertainment Group Ltd.

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