The Chamber

(1996)

Overview

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...

  1. James Foley

    Director

  2. John Grisham

    Novel

  3. Chris Reese

    Screenplay

  4. William Goldman

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Chris O'Donnell

    Chris O'Donnell

    Adam Hall

  2. Gene Hackman

    Gene Hackman

    Sam Cayhall

  3. Faye Dunaway

    Faye Dunaway

    Lee Cayhall Bowen

  4. Robert Prosky

    Robert Prosky

    E. Garner Goodman

  5. Lela Rochon

    Lela Rochon

    Nora Stark

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  • October 11, 1996
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget $50,000,000.00

Revenue $22,540,359.00

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