John Grisham

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The Chamber (1996)

Starring Chris O’Donnell, Gene Hackman, and Faye Dunaway; Directed by James Foley
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Time is running out.

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. Will mercy soften Mr. Cayhall’s heart?

Based on the novel The Chamber by John Grisham.