A TV-movie re-creation of the tragic events which followed the Attica Correctional Facility rebellion of September 9, 1971. Inmates demanding better food and living conditions took 38 guards as hostage. Negotiations begin immediately, only to continually break down thanks to uncompromising stubbornness on both sides.
Director: Marvin J. Chomsky.
Writers: James S. Henerson, Tom Wicker (book).
Stars: Henry Darrow, Charles Durning, Joel Fabiani, Morgan Freeman, George Grizzard, Roger E. Mosley, Anthony Zerbe, David Harris, Arlen Dean Snyder, Glynn Turman, Andrew Duncan, William Flatley, Ron Foster, Noble Lee Lester, Paul Lieber.