The Chamber

Universal Studios (1996)
Drama, Thriller, Crime
USA | English | Color | 1h 51min

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...

Cast View all

Gene Hackman Sam Cayhall
Harve Presnell Attorney General Roxburgh
Josef Sommer Phelps Bowen
Chris O'Donnell Adam Hall
Faye Dunaway Lee Cayhall Bowen
Robert Prosky E. Garner Goodman
David Marshall Grant Gov. McCallister
Nicholas Pryor Judge Flynn F. Slattery
Richard Bradford Wyn Lettner
Greg Goossen J.B. Gullitt
Lela Rochon Nora Stark
Millie Perkins Rollie Wedge
Raymond J. Barry Rollie Wedge/Donnie Cayhall
Bo Jackson Sgt. Packer
Seth Isler Marvin B. Kramer

Crew View all

Director James Foley
Writer John Grisham, Chris Reese
Producer John Davis, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, David T. Friendly
Photography Ian Baker
Musician Carter Burwell


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