Director: Marvin J. Chomsky

Writer(s): James S. Henerson, Tom Wicker

Starring: Henry Darrow, Charles Durning, Joel Fabiani, Morgan Freeman, George Grizzard, David Harris, Roger E. Mosley, Arlen Dean Snyder, Glynn Turman, Anthony Zerbe, Andrew Duncan, William Flatley, Ron Foster, Noble Lee Lester, Paul Lieber, Michael Miller, Earl Rowe, Maurice Woods, Tony Brubaker, Andrew Duggan, Walker Edmiston, Lou Ferguson, Win Forman, Ed Gaines, Richard Gant, James Greene, Robert Jennings, Douglas Johnson, Richard Kuss, Steve Ryan, Hank Salas, Mark Soper, Justin Tarr, Simon Williams, Jerry Zaks, Brad Baker, Cullen G. Chambers

Synopsis: A TV-movie re-creation of the tragic events which followed the Attica Correctional Facility rebellion of September 9, 1971. Inmates demanding better food and living conditions took 38 guards as hostage. Negotiations begin immediately, only to continually break down thanks to uncompromising stubbornness on both sides. Four days into the crisis, the rebellion ends in a bloodbath, with state troopers firing on the prisoners, killing several of the guards in the process. Based on the eyewitness reporting of the New York Times’ Tom Wicker, who was one of the civilian negotiators during the stalemate.

Release Date: March 2, 1980 (USA) | Length: 97 min | Genre: Drama | Certificate: M

Note: I didn’t find a trailer for this film, just the clip above.

 

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