Heavens Fall

Heavens Fall

Heavens Fall is an American film based on the Scottsboro Boys incident of 1931.


In the film, two young white women (portrayed by Leelee Sobieski and Azura Skye) accuse nine black youths of rape in the segregated South. Timothy Hutton stars as criminal defense attorney Samuel Leibowitz. The film begins after the first trial of the nine in the present-day bustling city of Scottsboro, Alabama. Samuel Leibowitz, a successful Jewish lawyer from New York is called down past the Mason-Dixon Line to defend the nine blacks.


A train from the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum was used in the filming.


Heavens Fall was released on DVD in the USA in 2007.

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