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Release Date: July 24, 1996Running Time: 128 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $108,706,165.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Thriller


Matthew McConaughey

Sandra Bullock

Samuel L. Jackson

Kevin Spacey

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Old ways die hard... and even now in the fast-changing American South, some old ways die harder than others. It's the lesson learned by Carl Lee Hailey, a Mississippi factory worker, when his ten-year-old daughter is brutally assaulted by two racist thugs on a drunken spree. It's the lesson learned by eager young lawyer Jake Brigance, called upon to defend Carl Lee in court after Hailey shoots both men in an act of passionate retribution for the shattered innocence of his little girl. And it's the lesson learned by Ellen Roark, an energetic, ambitious and razor-sharp Boston-born law student at "Ole Miss." As Jake fights to defend Carl Lee, his own life and the safety of his family and collea... Full Summary >>