The Chamber (1996) movie
The Chamber (1996) movie

The Chamber 1996

GENRES: crime, drama SUBGENRES: courtroom drama, family drama
DIRECTOR: James Foley STARRING: Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway
AWARDS: 2 nominations COUNTRY: USA RUNTIME: 113 minutes RATED: R
A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row.


Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only four weeks before Sam Cayhall is to be executed, Adam meets his grandfather for the first time in the Mississippi prison which has held him since the crime. The meeting is predictably tense when the educated, young Mr. Hall confronts his venom-spewing elder, Mr. Cayhall, about the murders. The next day, headlines run proclaiming Adam the grandson who has come to the state to save his grandfather, the infamous Ku Klux Klan bomber. While the old man's life lies in the balance, Adam's motivation in fighting this battle becomes clear as the story unfolds. Not only does he fight for his grandfather, but perhaps for himself as well. He has come to heal the wounds of his own father's suicide...

Movie data

2 nominations

113 minutes
$ 22,540,359 > (BUDGET: $ 50,000,000)

Starring of The Chamber

Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway


Courtroom Drama, Family Drama

adult situations, not for children
R Mature Audiences - Ages 17+ Recommended

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