R | | 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.
This was the second movie in which Kiefer Sutherland and his father Donald Sutherland both had roles. The first being Max Dugan Returns (1983).
Jake Tyler Brigance:
I want to tell you a story. I'm going to ask you all to close your eyes while I tell you the story. I want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to yourselves. Go ahead. Close your eyes, please. This is a story about a little girl walking home ...
Freddie Lee Cobb attempts to shoot Jake as he leaves the court house. He shoots from the left of the entrance and hits a guard on the left side of his neck. It should have been on his right side.
The first name of the Jake Brigance character becomes ''Jack'' Brigance in the Italian version.
$14,823,159 28 July 1996