A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
|Release Date||:||July 24, 1996|
|Genres||:||Crime, Drama, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros.|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Akiva Goldsman, John Grisham|
|Casts||:||Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, Oliver Platt, Charles S. Dutton, Brenda Fricker, Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland, Patrick McGoohan, Ashley Judd, Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly, Tonea Stewart, John Diehl, Chris Cooper, Nicky Katt, Doug Hutchison, Kurtwood Smith, Tim Parati, Beth Grant, Anthony Heald, M. Emmet Walsh, Octavia Spencer|
|Plot Keywords||:||ku klux klan, rape, mississippi, jurors, blackmail, attempted murder, forgiveness, court, shooting, murder, suspense, lawyer, trial, courtroom, racial tension, kkk, racial issues, courtroom drama|
A truly tense film that takes place in present-day Mississippi. A young African-American girl has been raped by two backwoods white men. Her father (Samuel L. Jackson) takes the law into his own hands and kills the two. Now the small town becomes a hot-bed of controversy as a murder trial starts that gets national attention. There is the defense attorney (Matthew McConaughey) and his bright-eyed assistant (Sandra Bullock) against prosecutor supreme Kevin Spacey. A really solid film that works because of a screenplay that pulls no punches and revolutionary direction by Joel Schumacher. A great ensemble cast all excel here and the film captures a place that has turned into a media circus very well. A film that you will watch with clenched fists. An intense experience. 4 stars out of 5.