Just Cause


1h 42m 1995

Brief Synopsis

A brutal murder is committed in the Florida Everglades. Eight years later, a principled Harvard law professor tries to save the convicted man on Death Row who swears he's innocent of that crime. For the small-town detective who investigated the killing, however, there's no question he caught the right man--and no last-minute intervention is going to keep that cold-blooded killer out of the electric chair. Someone is the mastermind of a deadly game... and all roads lead back to the site of that long-ago murder--where, this time, there are two intended victims.

Film Details

Also Known As
Causa Justa, sanningens tjänst
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Mystery
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Fountainbridge Films
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Naples, Florida, USA; Miami, Florida, USA; Fort Meyers, Florida, USA; Everglades, Florida, USA; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Copeland, Florida, USA; Bonita Springs, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

A brutal murder is committed in the Florida Everglades. Eight years later, a principled Harvard law professor tries to save the convicted man on Death Row who swears he's innocent of that crime. For the small-town detective who investigated the killing, however, there's no question he caught the right man--and no last-minute intervention is going to keep that cold-blooded killer out of the electric chair. Someone is the mastermind of a deadly game... and all roads lead back to the site of that long-ago murder--where, this time, there are two intended victims.

Film Details

Also Known As
Causa Justa, sanningens tjänst
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Mystery
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Fountainbridge Films
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Naples, Florida, USA; Miami, Florida, USA; Fort Meyers, Florida, USA; Everglades, Florida, USA; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Copeland, Florida, USA; Bonita Springs, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Articles

George Plimpton, 1927-2003


George Plimpton, the wry, self-effacing author whose engaging film appearances enlivened many movies over the years, died of a heart attack on September 25 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 76. George Ames Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City. The son of a diplomat, he was well connected to high society. A scholarly man of the letters, hip, urbane bohemians knew him for decades as the unpaid editor to the much respected literary quarterly, The Paris Review, which introduced emerging authors such as Gore Vidal and Jack Kerouac. In 1963, the gaunt, unassuming Plimpton documented his time training with the Detroit Lions, and turned the antics into a shrewd, witty piece of sports fulfillment, Paper Lion. The film was adapted for the big screen by Alex March in 1968 with Alan Alda playing the role of Plimpton. That same year, he made his film debut as a reporter in Gordon Douglas' police thriller The Detective (1968) starring Frank Sinatra and followed that up with an amusing cameo as a gunman shot my John Wayne in Howard Hawks' Rio Lobo (1970). A few more cameos came up over the years, but it wasn't until the '90s that he proved he himself a capable performer and found regular film work: an appropriate role as a talk show moderator in Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate's (1991), the president's lawyer in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995); a psychologist in Gus Van Zandt's Good Will Hunting (1997); a clubgoer in Whit Stillman's discursive drama The Last Day's of Disco (1998); and a very comical doctor in Jean- Marie Poire's Just VisitingThe Simpsons playing a professor who runs a fixed spelling bee! He is survived by his wife Sara Whitehead Dudley and four children. Michael T. Toole
George Plimpton, 1927-2003

George Plimpton, 1927-2003

George Plimpton, the wry, self-effacing author whose engaging film appearances enlivened many movies over the years, died of a heart attack on September 25 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 76. George Ames Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City. The son of a diplomat, he was well connected to high society. A scholarly man of the letters, hip, urbane bohemians knew him for decades as the unpaid editor to the much respected literary quarterly, The Paris Review, which introduced emerging authors such as Gore Vidal and Jack Kerouac. In 1963, the gaunt, unassuming Plimpton documented his time training with the Detroit Lions, and turned the antics into a shrewd, witty piece of sports fulfillment, Paper Lion. The film was adapted for the big screen by Alex March in 1968 with Alan Alda playing the role of Plimpton. That same year, he made his film debut as a reporter in Gordon Douglas' police thriller The Detective (1968) starring Frank Sinatra and followed that up with an amusing cameo as a gunman shot my John Wayne in Howard Hawks' Rio Lobo (1970). A few more cameos came up over the years, but it wasn't until the '90s that he proved he himself a capable performer and found regular film work: an appropriate role as a talk show moderator in Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate's (1991), the president's lawyer in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995); a psychologist in Gus Van Zandt's Good Will Hunting (1997); a clubgoer in Whit Stillman's discursive drama The Last Day's of Disco (1998); and a very comical doctor in Jean- Marie Poire's Just Visiting

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Ed Harris was a co-winner, along with Kevin Spacey, of the Broadcast Film Critics Association's 1995 award for Best Supporting Actor. Harris was cited for his performances in "Just Cause" (USA/1995), "Apollo 13" (USA/1995) and "Nixon" (USA/1995).

Released in United States on Video August 1, 1995

Released in United States Winter February 17, 1995

In the novel, the main character is a journalist, not a lawyer.

Second film for Arne Glimcher who marked his feature directorial debut with "The Mambo Kings" (USA/1992).

Began shooting May 16, 1994.

Completed shooting August 2, 1994.

Released in United States Winter February 17, 1995

Released in United States on Video August 1, 1995