The Killing Yard Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for The Killing Yard the Movie

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Based on the true story of the 1971 Attica prison riots in New York State where nearly 50 people were killed and the state tried to avoid accountablility for its role in the massacre. Civil rights attorney Ernie Goodman (Alda) defends inmate Shango (Chestnut) who's been wrongly accused of a double homicide during the melee.


Paramount Home Video, 5555 Melrose Ave., 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, Phone: (323)956-5000, URL:, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 110 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Men in Prison, Frame-Ups, Period Piece: 1970s, True Stories, Order in the Court, Justice Prevails...?, Civil Rights, Law & Lawyers
Benita Garvin
Alan Alda, Morris Chestnut, Rose McGowan
Johnny (John W.) Simmons
Euzhan Palcy
Patrice Rushen
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