R | | Crime, Drama
A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row.
In a 2006 BBC TV Culture Show interview, John Grisham stated that this was the adaptation of his work he liked least
Pretty good for poor white trash. How well I'll be accepted after everybody finds out I'm Hitler's daughter is another thing.
When Adam meets with Mrs. Kramer to solicit her support (for a stay of execution), she tells him her twins were 5 when they were killed in 1967, "[Adam's] age" when Adam's father committed suicide. Adam was born in 1969 and was 10 when his father killed himself. Mrs. Kramer adds that her sons would "be your age now." They would have been 7 years older than Adam.
$5,612,095 (USA) (13 October 1996)
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