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.
Kiefer Sutherland and Alexandra Kyle appeared in Eye for an Eye (1996).
Harry Rex Vonner:
Lucien, I thought you were dead.
Lucien Wilbanks: I'm trying.
When Rufus and his team dramatically enter the courtroom, the inner doors fly open as if they're walking at speed into the room. But the outer doors just behind them are fully closed, indicating they were waiting in that chamber for the "action" cue.
The first name of the Jake Brigance character becomes ''Jack'' Brigance in the Italian version.
$19,630,000 (USA) (28 July 1996)