The Chamber Movie Review Summary

Actors: Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry, Lela Rochon, Bo Jackson

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Based on the John Grisham novel, THE CHAMBER is a film directed by James Foley in 1996.
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In 1967, the two sons of the lawyer Marvin Kramer were killed in an explosion of their father's office. Sam Cayhall was arrested, found guilty and sentenced to death. Now, nearly three decades later, Sam is still alive thanks to numerous appeals of his lawyer who's just got fired by the old man. Adam Hall, a lawyer and Sam's grandson, wants to defend his grandfather and leaves Chicago for the Mississippi state.

Adam Hall has only 28 days before the execution of Sam in the gas chamber. One by one, his motions and requests are rejected by the local and federal courts. Finally, Adam understands that Sam hasn't acted alone in 1967 and that he's actually protecting someone.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Legal Thriller Plotlets:    -   finding out whether someone is really guilty

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs Is this movie based on a    -   book

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