The Chamber

R| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
Young lawyer Adam Hall (Chris O'Donnell) launches a legal appeal for his racist grandfather, Sam Cayhall (Gene Hackman), a former Ku Klux Klan member he has never met. Accused of killing two young Jewish boys years earlier, Sam meets his grandson in a Mississippi prison on death row, and the atmosphere is tense. Despite having no sympathy for the older man, Adam has other motives for defending his grandfather that have to do with his own father's suicide.

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Genres: Drama

The Chamber (1996)

Release Date: October 11th, 1996|1 hr. 51 min.

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  • Hackman is, as ever, a master performer, an actor at the peak of his powers. However, he can't carry the whole movie. show more

  • The films portray the Klan as criminal, racist and anonymous, but those have always been its selling points; it is not portrayed as boring and stupid. show more

  • Hackman gives a powerful performance as the killer, and the storytelling is often gripping. But the film contains much extremely offensive language and gratuitous depictions of violence, some of it aimed at children, not needed to get the plot across. show more

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