#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In Canton, Mississippi, 10-year-old Tonya Hailey is viciously brutalized by two white racist rednecks — James Louis “Pete” Willard and Billy Ray Cobb. Almost immediately after Tonya is found and rushed to a hospital, Pete and Billy Ray are found at a roadside bar, where they had been bragging about what they did to Tonya. Tonya’s understandably distraught and enraged father, Carl Lee Hailey, remembers a case from a year ago, when four white men raped an African-American girl in a nearby town, and got acquitted. Carl is determined to not let that happen in this case. While deputy Dwayne Powell Looney is escorting Pete and Billy Ray up a flight of stairs to a court room, Carl emerges from the building’s basement with an assault rifle, and he kills Pete and Billy Ray for what they did to Tonya. Carl is later arrested at his house by African-American sheriff Ozzie Walls, and Carl is scheduled to be placed on trial. Despite the efforts of the NAACP and local African-American leaders to persuade Carl to choose some of their high-powered attorneys, Carl wants to be represented by his friend Jake Tyler Brigance, who has a wife named Carla and a daughter named Hannah. Presiding over the trial is white judge Omar Noose, and the prosecution attorney is Rufus Buckley, who would like nothing more than to win the case and swim in the publicity that a win would generate, because Rufus realizes that a murder conviction could help him gain higher office. Helping Jake on the case are his former law professor Lucien Wilbanks, fellow attorney Harry Rex Vonner, and law student Ellen Roark. Ellen has had experience with death penalty cases, and that’s exactly what Rufus may be seeking. To start things off, Noose denies bail and denies Jake’s petition for a change of venue. Carl has also been fired from his job. Billy Ray Cobb’s brother Freddie Lee Cobb wants revenge on Carl, so Freddy gets the help of the Mississippi branch of the KKK, led by Mississippi grand dragon Stump Sisson. Carl’s wife Gwen tells Carl that a doctor has said that because of Pete and Billy Ray, Tonya’s reproductive organs are damaged enough to where she won’t be able to have kids when she grows up. That night, a KKK member is found trying to plant a bomb under Jake’s porch. Jake’s secretary Ethel Twitty and her husband Bud are also attacked by the KKK. Still, Jake, Harry, Lucien, and Ellen continue to help Carl. On the day the trial begins, there is a riot outside the court building between the KKK and the area’s African-American residents, and Stump Sisson is killed by a molotov cocktail that was dropped from a roof by one of Carl’s sons, who was not seen dropping it. Freddy and the KKK start burning crosses throughout Canton, and one of the crosses burns Jake’s house down while Jake and his family are not home. As a result, the National Guard is called to Canton to keep the peace during the trial. But Freddy is not about to let that stop him. While Freddy continues his efforts to get revenge on Carl for Billy Ray’s death, Carl’s attorneys put everything they’ve got into Carl’s defense.
Plot: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
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..most people missed the point the movie is not present-day..
I had to stop reading the commentaries, because some people thought they were attorneys and rambled-on about injustice. My Friends, in the era this film is about, none of the story would be unusual. There are prejudices much worse even now – I was amazed that one person actually compared this wonderful film to “Crash”: give the world a break!! If “Crash”…Ugh!…proved anything, is was to reassure EVERYONE racism is still America’s cancer.
I am from Biloxi, Mississippi – along the Gulf Coast. That city has always been a melting-pot, so many different races live together. In my youth, it was Czechs and other European races. Today, can you believe, it is Vietnamese ! The city has also always been a tourist-area, and always had some form of gambling before it became The Las Vegas of the South – perhaps that has tempered the people there from the state’s interior’s citizens. Canton – during the ’60s – would have been just as it is portrayed in this film.
Because of the many TV-courtroom sitcoms, etc., today’s population would wonder why there was no strongly-worded assurance the district attorney planned “to appeal”. What? We are not talking about modern-day justice in this film – Shamefully, this is Mississippi at its worst, and I know about that. We didn’t have this kind of racism in Biloxi then, perhaps because African-Americans “stayed in their place”, a shameful statement if there ever were one. All the foreigners and citizens of other states who are not aware of those days – how can you comment on the film, except to give a critique ? Like many of the people who wrote commentaries, I can watch this film once-a-month. ALL of the cast gave a superb performance; the story did not drag; the places that were filmed were true-to-life; to some folk’s surprise, there ARE people who live in the state who do not speak like idiots: people think I’m English!; Mathew Mc was astounding and Sandra Bullock’s performance was exactly as it should have been, as an activist “little rich girl”; Southern gave a true performance of a alcoholic lawyer; Sam Jackson was masterful and expressed the difference in being “white” and “black”; Kevin Stacy’s portrayal of a Southern lawyer with all the connections, right on; I can think of no one who wasn’t brilliantly cast.
Missed by many people who made comments, this film is a statement that today we are brutally MEAN to one another: “Crash” re-states this fact, although it is not nearly as poetic. Do I own this film? You betcha!! I’ll most likely have to buy another, and it will be money well-spent. Grishom knows how to get our attention, and “A Time to Kill” clearly demonstrates all who were involved in its making were determined to keep his story pure. Wake-up, People – many parts of our world are not pretty today……
The best movie I had seen in ten years! One of the ten best I’ve ever seen!
This movie dealt with such a deplorable subject.. such a sickening act, without so much as one single gratuitously violent scene in the whole perfectly realised masterpiece.
It’s a chilling, thought-provoking, hard-hitting piece that’s taut, absorbing, and impeccably well-paced.
There are jaw-dropping performances by numerous top-flight actors here, not a-one letting the ball drop even once. Not one actor’s time or talents were wasted in this extremely well thought-out project.. not one actor wasted a cent of the money we paid to see it.
Matthew McConaughey’s “Jake Brigance” was an incredibly lucky shot of an acting debut that he took and ran with like the wind, turning in an amazing, heart-stopping, truly star-making performance, which may prove to be the crowning achievement of his entire career when all is said and done.. It will be a treacherous climb to try and top it, certainly.
Class act Donald Sutherland is superbly cast in a quiet, and profound role, as “Jake”‘s, N/A, professor, a perfect fit, this role, for a man of such rare eloquence~ There is a sizzling sub-story going on between “Jake”, a devoted family man, and Sandra Bullock’s character that could not have been tighter, steamier, nor more well written and played out.
I recommend this movie to anyone who believes in justice, who has a child, or only knows one.
You want cheap, tawdry, sleazy, violent ‘entertainment’? There’s not one thing here for you~
Killing cannot be considered “right” by any means; but sometimes it’s just not as simple as “THOU SHALT NOT KILL”.
So many of us say, “I would kill for my children, N/A!”.. but would we? ..Would we be in the “right”?
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 29 min (149 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Joel Schumacher
Writer John Grisham (novel), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay)
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations.
Production Company Regency Enterprises
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo, C-Series and Cooke Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 4,094 m (Sweden), 4,198 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, EXR 500T 5298)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm