• Publication date: January 25, 2010

The Chamber The Chamber

Adam Hall is fresh out of law school and is ready to take ...

Adam Hall is fresh out of law school and is ready to take on his first big case in 1996’s “The Chamber.” The case is controversial however, and involves fighting for the life of Sam Cayhall, a Ku Klux Klan member convicted of murdering two young boys. Everyone questions why Adam would defend a man guilty of murdering two children in cold blood and in a delightful twist it turns out Cayhall is Adam’s own grandfather, who was disowned by his family years ago due to his racist beliefs. Adam is not a racist, nor is he particularly fond of his granddad, who makes it clear he doesn’t want his grandson’s assistance. However years ago Adam’s father committed suicide, largely due to the shame and trauma of Cayhall’s actions, which Adam’s aunt witnessed and drove her alcoholism. Adam believes that by preventing his grandfather’s execution, and attempting to change his beliefs, he will bring closure to both his dad’s suicide and his aunt’s alcohol addiction. Things get more complicated though when the rookie lawyer unearths evidence suggesting Cayhall’s innocence, though the inmate insists he is guilty. Research reveals that another individual was responsible for the boys’ killing, and that grandfather was willfully taking the rap. Adam becomes consumed with the case but how does one free a man who would rather remain in jail? More importantly, how do you fight for justice in a town still dominated by Klan members, who are adamant on keeping the killer’s true identity a secret? Adam will put both his life, and career in danger in the name of justice and he only has 30 days until Cayhall’s execution. “The Chamber” is rated R for violent images and some language.