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Killing Yard, The

Killing Yard, The(2001)

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A courtroom drama about the aftermath of the 1971 riots at New York's Attica State Penitentiary, focusing on the story of Shango, an African-American inmate indicted for the murder of two white fellow prisoners during the revolt. Even though he'd been extremely ill, Ernie Goodman, one of America's m

Ultimately, Shango was acquitted. All involved in the case knew that the trial's outcome would profoundly affect their lives and careers as well as many issues beyond the courtroom. Among them: the fate of New York State's other Attica inmate cases resulting from the 1971 riot; prison living conditions and prison reform efforts throughout the United States; and the perception that America's judicial system affords its citizens "equal justice before the law."

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Euzhan Palcy Director
Alan Alda Ernie Goodman
Rose Mcgowan Linda Borus
Christopher Heyerdahl Francis Cryan
Tony Nardi Judge Mattina
Eleanor Mccoy Ma Stroble
Benz Antoine Johnny Flowers
Chip Chuipka Jimmy Ross
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