When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the monsters who have raped his ten-year-old child, the people of Clanton see it as a crime of blood and call for his acquittal.
A Time to Kill is a 1996 American crime drama film based on John Grisham's 1989 novel and directed by Joel Schumacher. Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, and Kevin Spacey star, with Oliver Platt, Ashley Judd, Kiefer and Donald Sutherland, and Patrick McGoohan appearing in supporting roles. The film was a critical and commercial success, making $152 million at the worldwide box office.
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Alison, a young lawyer, has just been given her first murder case to defend. Her new client is a meek housewife who doesn't deny that she stabbed her husband. In fact, she's desperate to plead guilty. But the deeper Alison digs into her story, the more she suspects that something is gravely amiss.
Rudy Bozarth is fresh to the Mississippi Bar and the murder of a woman from the town's oldest families has the town's elite thirsting for blood. Unfortunately for Ruby, she's been picked to defend the proclaimed murderer. As intertwining investigations unfold, no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women impaneled on the jury.
Widowed attorney Penn Cage, having returned with his young daughter to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, finds himself battling the FBI, a powerful judge, a former love, and the citizens of the city when he joins ranks with local publisher Caitlin Masters to solve the mystery of the thirty-year-old murder of an African-American Korean War veteran.
The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence, and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina and quiet heroism of one man's struggle for justice, in this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic.
On the day before his twenty-first wedding anniversary, David Sullinger buried an ax in his wife's skull. Now, eight jurors must retire to the deliberation room and decide whether David committed premeditated murder-or whether he was a battered spouse who killed his wife in self-defense.