- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.5/10
- Director: Joel Schumacher
- Country: English
- Year: 1996
- Duration: 149 min
- Genres: Crime,Drama,Thriller,
In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.
When Tonya Hailey, an innocent little African-American girl is raped and beaten by 2 beer-guzzling rednecks, the town of Canton, Mississippi is shocked. Her father Carl Lee Hailey is outraged, and figuring he could not see those boys set free, decides to take justice into his own hands and kills them in the court house, in front of numerous witnesses. Now it up to Jake Brigance to get Carl Lee off the hook. He has people that help him, but he is up against tough D.A. Rufus Buckley. Will he be able to prove that a black man can get a fair trial in Mississippi?
Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L. Jackson, Oliver Platt, Brenda Fricker, Kiefer Sutherland, Ashley Judd, RaéVen Kelly, LaConte McGrew, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey, Charles S. Dutton, Donald Sutherland, Patrick McGoohan, Tonea Stewart, Darrin Mitchell,