Director: Joel Schumacher

Writer(s): John Grisham, Akiva Goldsman

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, Oliver Platt, Charles S. Dutton, Brenda Fricker, Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland, Patrick McGoohan, Ashley Judd, Tonea Stewart, RaéVen Kelly, Darrin Mitchell, LaConte McGrew, Devin Lloyd, John Diehl, Chris Cooper, Nicky Katt, Doug Hutchison, Kurtwood Smith, Tim Parati, Mark W. Johnson, Beth Grant, Joe Seneca, Anthony Heald, Thomas Merdis, Alexandra Kyle, Terry Loughlin, Andy Stahl, Joe Bullen, Lorraine Middleton, Graham Timbes, Jonathan Hadary, Benjamin Mouton, Byron Jennings, Patrick Sutton, Greg Lauren, Danny Nelson, Mike Pniewski, Elizabeth Omilami, Lukas Cain, Stacy Rae Toyon, Wayne Dehart, Helen E. Floyd, David Brian Williams, Octavia Spencer, Rebecca Koon, James M. Crumley Jr., Jim Ritchie, Perry Ritchie, Mike McLaren, Tim Monich, Leonard L. Thomas, Brance H. Beamon, Mildred J. Gilbreath, Will Crapps, David U. Hodges, Maggie Wade Dixon, Russell Hambline, Robert Chapman, Robert R. Bell Jr., Tommy McCullough, Ryk St. Vincent, Bettina Rose, Linda Calvin Johnson, Terrance Freeman, Alice Julius-Scott, William Truly Jr., Walter L. Hutchins, Jerry Hunt, Howard Ballou, Todd Demers, Stephanie Strickland, Kim Hendrix, Rob Jay, Sherri Hilton, Steve Coulter, Jackie Stewart, Rosebud Dixon-Green, Eva Ford, Stuart Greenwell, Justin Mabry, Lorin Moore, M. Emmet Walsh, Robert ‘Bobby Z’ Zajonc

Synopsis: A young, attractive and highly-skilled attorney is faced with the toughest case of his life, one that on many occasions may also threaten it. In the southern Mississippi town of Clanton, the K.K.K. is active and the tension is high when the black majority is angered at the rape and beating of a black man’s 10-year-old daughter. Against Jake’s advice, the distraught father takes revenge, gunning down the two criminals in the local courthouse. Racial hatred heightens with the suspense and conflict threatens to break out regardless of the verdict. Jake must decide, along with his new, eager assistant whether he and his family can run the risk of defending the man.

Release Date: July 24, 1996 (USA) | Length: 149 min | Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller | MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence and some graphic language.

Note: Need to watch film to better identify people.


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