Heavens Fall

Heavens FallOVERVIEW

Genre: Dramatic Feature
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Medium: 35 MM


Director: Terry Green
Producer: Anna Marie Crovetti, Gloria Everett and Wade W. Danielson
Executive Producer: Norman Twain and Page Ostrow
Editor: Suzy Elmiger
Cast: Timothy Hutton, David Strathairn, Leelee Sobieski, Anthony Mackie, Bill Sage, Azura Skye, Bill Smitrovich, James Tolkan, B.J. Britt, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Maury Chaykin
Cinematographer: Paul Sanchez
Writer: Terry Green
Distributor: Domestic - Allumination Distribution, International - Voltage Distribution
Producer's Representative: Ostrow and Company


The monumental "Scottsboro Boys" trial which took place in the 1930s was profoundly important in the evolution of the jury system in American law. It set many precedents, including the requirement of mixed-race juries. This film concerns that trial, in which 9 black men were accused of raping 2 women in the Deep South, as well as the personal trials faced by the lawyer as he struggled to achieve justice in the predominantly prejudiced culture.