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  • Actors: Anne Heche, Clarence Williams Iii, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton, Kyle Mac Lachlan
  • Directors: John Frankenheimer
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HT38EY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,277 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Against the Wall (DVD)

Customer Reviews

The actors are fantastic.
"edmourao"
Take a chance get out that comfort zone and watch life in a place some earn a paycheck while others earn what "paying their debt to society" really means.
preston johns
You'd be suprized at how accurate this movie was for it's time, of course laws have changed that now.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "magdelien" on May 10, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
I am a native Attican, living elsewhere now, but truly
an Attican. I was 17 when the events of this movie occured.
As acted and the accuracy of events written, this movie
captures as close to the truth as I've ever witnessed. All
of the actors have now gone on to do excellent work, but
to date, none can do a better thing than the truth they told
in this piece. There are small and great stories that beg to
be passed on. I am not the arbitor of which category Attica
falls in. But it needed to be well told----and so it was.
I wish someday that someone would tell the truth of the
tenor of the town itself. Though there was a local "watering
hole" represented, I fail to know which it was ------or
a compilation of them all-----all five or six in a village
of, at that time, 2,000-----plus or minus a few. The truth
is, the real census records INCLUDE the population of the
prison. Part of what every lexicon of the riot excludes is
the real danger posed by the town's people. There are few
I knew that weren't expecting a deluge of inner-city
"blacks" to invade the town with the intent of holding
hostage the "innocent" residents. Not a man with a gun failed
to have it parked by the door. Actually, man or woman.
A village, economically depressed and relying on the sole
industry of warehousing human beings is a strange little
society. The film was effective and faithful in representing
the secrecy or "don't ask" policy of the guards and the
town. The direction to alcohalism the rookie headed was
true. It may be true or not now. Then, it was a fact. The
degredation of the prisoners was a fact.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 21, 2000
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I've done research and reports in criminal justice and Dept. of Corrections; the story of Attica goes in the What to do: AND What not to do: file and this movie does it good justice. The hardened correctional officers that know it all and do it all, cause if its been done, its been done here at Attica" and the true-heart feelings of some inmates of real problems that were overlooked and ignored because ...your criminals. Truely, a sad time in our society, but to the respect of those who died: the system has changed. Kyle Maclachlan, Samuel L. Jackson, Clarence Williams, and Anne Heche, are all seen in some of their best dramatic form.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Cinemaniac1303 on July 2, 2001
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A very under-rated tv movie that deverse a lot of praise becasue it is one of the most brutal and gripping movies I've seen! The cast including Samuel L Jackson and Kyle Mclauhlan were really good and the direction of John Frankenheimer really added a lot of punch to this powerful and brilliant movie.
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Action packed with lots of violence and moral messages about prison rights, this one'll grab you. Maclachlan as the newest guard tries to do the right thing initially, only to be thwarted by his superiors. Once the prisoners have taken over, politics keep things from being resolved effectively; meanwhile, Micheal Smith (Kyle) gives a speech about prisoners' mistreatment to TV reporters but won't accept shoes!! Anyway, he lives. Not everone else does. Pretty intense flick.
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By charles a lawrence on July 11, 2014
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GOOD MOVIE BASED ON A TRUE STORY
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very good movie,somewhat historical.amazon delivered on time and quality of dvd excellent!
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High tension remake of prisons tolll on life in and outside of the failed system that began in Attica but spread many times over before reform years later.
Take a chance get out that comfort zone and watch life in a place some earn a paycheck while others earn what "paying their debt to society" really means.
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By Matthew Livingston on February 28, 2014
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This is a fantastic movie and I would definitely recommend this movie for any movie collection. You will not regret the purchase.
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