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A Time to Kill [1996 film] by Joel…

A Time to Kill [1996 film]

by Joel Schumacher (Director), Akiva Goldsman (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Sandra Bullock (Actor), Charles S. Dutton (Actor), Brenda Fricker (Actor), Samuel L. Jackson (Actor), Ashley Judd (Actor)6 more, Matthew McConaughey (Actor), Patrick McGoohan (Actor), Oliver Platt (Actor), Kevin Spacey (Actor), Donald Sutherland (Actor), Kiefer Sutherland (Actor)

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deja vu. i might have read this when i was younger ( )
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Schumacher, JoelDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goldsman, AkivaScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bullock, SandraActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dutton, Charles S.Actorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fricker, BrendaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jackson, Samuel L.Actorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Judd, AshleyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McConaughey, MatthewActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McGoohan, PatrickActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Platt, OliverActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spacey, KevinActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sutherland, DonaldActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sutherland, KieferActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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You wouldn't know it by watching the Batman movies they collaborated on, but this smart adaptation of John Grisham's novel proves that director Joel Schumacher and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman have some talent when the right project comes along. Schumacher had previously directed Grisham's The Client, and brought equal craft and intelligence to this story about a young Southern attorney (Matthew McConaughey, in his breakthrough role) who defends a black father (Samuel L. Jackson) after he kills two men who raped his young daughter. Sandra Bullock plays the passionate law student who serves as McConaughey's legal aide and voice of conscience in the racially charged drama. Added to the star power of the lead roles is a fine supporting cast, including Kevin Spacey, Ashley Judd, and Oliver Platt. --Jeff Shannon

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A murder trial brings a small Mississippi town's racial tension to the flashpoint. Amid a frenzy of activist marches, Klan terror, media clamor and brutal riots, an unseasoned but idealistic young attorney mounts a stirring courtroom battle for justice.… (more)

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