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.
D.A. Rufus Buckley:
Mr. Haley, before you *stepped outside of yourself* and watched yourself shoot Mr. Willard and Mr. Cobb, were you aware that' if convicted, they could be free in ten years?
Carl Lee Hailey: Yes sir. I've heard some people say that. Yes sir.
D.A. Rufus Buckley: Do you think men who ...
Carl Lee Hailey: ...
At the airport, when Jake sends his family away, a UPS plane can be seen in the background. At that airport, the cargo terminals are south of the passenger terminals, and cannot be seen from the north side of the terminal (where the outside scene was set).
The first name of the Jake Brigance character becomes ''Jack'' Brigance in the Italian version.
Written by Richard Paddison
Performed by Jesse Johnson
Courtesy of Dinosaur Entertainment
$19,630,000 (USA) (28 July 1996)
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