MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO SCREENING SERIES, THE: DIRECTED BY JOHN FRANKENHEIMER: THE TELEVISION WORK, PACKAGE 1: AGAINST THE WALL

Summary

"Against the Wall" With Kyle MacLachlan, Samuel L. Jackson, Clarence Williams III, and Harry Dean Stanton (1994; 115 min.) After directing feature films for three decades, FrankenheimerÕs triumphant return to television opened up a new form for him to explore: the docu-drama. Based on true events, FrankenheimerÕs Emmy Award-winning work for HBO "Against the Wall" tells the story of a rookie corrections officer caught in the fight between uncaring penal coworkers and inmates demanding better living conditions during the 1971 Attica prison revolt. Frankenheimer wanted to bring a documentary realism to his historical re-creation and shot most of the film in natural light.

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  • DATE: 1997
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:55:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:49189
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CREDITS

    • John Frankenheimer
    • Samuel L. Jackson
    • Kyle MacLachlan
    • Harry Dean Stanton
    • Williams, Clarence, III