The Phenix City Story Poster

Release Date: June 22nd, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Based on a sensational news story, this film looks at the murder of Albert L. Patterson (John McIntire), who hopes to win the an attorney general's job in Alabama. Phenix City is a dangerous place to run for election without the backing of local gangsters, but urged on by his ex-military son, John (Richard Kiley), Albert promises to restore law and order to the crime-ridden city. Though he pays the ultimate price for his bravery, his candidacy inspires residents to stand up to the mobsters.

Cast: John McIntire, Richard Kiley, Kathryn Grant, Edward Andrews, James Edwards, Lenka Peterson, Biff McGuire, Truman Smith

Director: Phil Karlson

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Allied Artists Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Allied Artists Pictures

Keywords: Police officer, Dark, Underdog, Inspiring, Quest, Sacrifice, Gripping, 1950s, Murder, Small town