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.
Like John Grisham's novel, the movie was very controversial, and was widely accused of condoning murder.
Harry Rex Vonner:
Lucien, I thought you were dead.
Lucien Wilbanks: I'm trying.
When Jake calls Max after the fire, Max tries to run past him, apparently toward the off-screen dog wrangler.
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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