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Time to Kill, A(1996)

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Old ways die hard... and even now in the fast-changing American South, some old ways die harder than others. It's the lesson learned by Carl Lee Hailey, a Mississippi factory worker, when his ten-year-old daughter is brutally assaulted by two racist thugs on a drunken spree. It's the lesson learned by eager young lawyer Jake Brigance, called upon to defend Carl Lee in court after Hailey shoots both men in an act of passionate retribution for the shattered innocence of his little girl. And it's the lesson learned by Ellen Roark, an energetic, ambitious and razor-sharp Boston-born law student at "Ole Miss." As Jake fights to defend Carl Lee, his own life and the safety of his family and colleagues become increasingly jeopardized. And now, as a full-scale conflagration simmers just below the surface and threatens to explode in this small, Southern community, Jake and Carl Lee must find a way to transcend their fundamental differences and work together for the same cause... equal justice.

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Matthew Mcconaughey Jack Brigance
Sandra Bullock Ellen Roark
Samuel L. Jackson Carl Lee Hailey
Kevin Spacey Rufus Buckley
Ashley Judd Carla Brigance
Kiefer Sutherland Freddie Cobb
Chris Cooper Deputy Looney
Donald Sutherland Lucien Wilbanks
Oliver Platt Harry Rex Vonner
Charles S. Dutton Sheriff Ozzie Walls
Brenda Fricker Ethel Twitty
Patrick McGoohan Judge Omar Noose
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MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1996 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WARNER BROS. PICTURES)
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Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)
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  • A Time to Kill (1996)

    Jay Higgins 2008-12-09

    This is a good example of when an editor should have been more active in the cutting. Indeed needlessly overlong but it is a good story and well acted by... MORE>