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Runtime: 149 min

Genres: Crime | Drama | Thriller

Languages: English

Countries: USA

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 colleagues become increasingly jeopardized. And now, as a full-scale conflagration simmers just below the surface and threatens to explode in this small, Southern community, Jake and Carl Lee must find a way to transcend their fundamental differences and work together for the same cause... equal justice.

Directors (1)

Writers (2)

Akiva Goldsman (screenplay)
John Grisham (novel "A Time To Kill")

Composers (1)

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Peter Menzies Jr. (director of photography)

Actors (84)

Alexandra Kyle Hannah Brigance
Alice Julius-Scott N.A.A.C.P. Woman
Andy Stahl Reluctant Male Juror
Anthony Heald Dr. Wilbert Rodeheaver
Ashley Judd Carla Brigance
Benjamin Mouton Klan Bomber
Beth Grant Cora Mae Cobb
Bettina Rose Evelyn (Buckley's Secretary)
Brance H. Beamon Noose's Butler
Brenda Fricker Ethel Twitty
Byron Jennings Brent Musgrove
Charles S. Dutton Sheriff Ozzie Walls (as Charles Dutton)
Chris Cooper Deputy Dwayne Powell Looney
Danny Nelson Bud Twitty
Darrin Mitchell Skip Hailey
David Brian Williams Customer at Claude's
David U. Hodges Bailiff
Devin Lloyd Willie Hailey
Donald Sutherland Lucien Wilbanks
Doug Hutchison James Louis 'Pete' Willard
Dr. William Truly Jr. N.A.A.C.P. Man #1
Elizabeth Omilami Woman Angry at Klan
Eva Ford Courtroom Observer / Townsperson (uncredited)
Graham Timbes Male Juror
Greg Lauren Taylor
Helen E. Floyd Waitress at Claude's
Howard Ballou Reporter #1 with Hastings
Jackie Stewart Fire Chief
James M. Crumley Jr. Guardsman Mackenvale
Jerry Hunt John (the Electrical Company Worker)
Jim Ritchie Tom Hardy
Joe Bullen Joe Frank Perryman
Joe Seneca Reverend Isaiah Street
John Diehl Tim Nunley
Jonathan Hadary Norman Reinfield
Kevin Spacey D.A. Rufus Buckley
Kiefer Sutherland Freddie Lee Cobb
Kim Hendrix Kim (Reporter #2 with Buckley)
Kurtwood Smith Stump Sisson
LaConte McGrew Slim Hailey
Leonard L. Thomas Man in Lumberyard (as Leonard Thomas)
Linda Calvin Johnson Sugar
Lorin Moore Bar Patron (uncredited)
Lorraine Middleton Blonde Woman Juror
Lukas Cain Looney's Son
M. Emmet Walsh Dr. Willard Tyrell 'W.T.' Bass (the Defense Psychologist) (uncredited)
Maggie Wade Dixon T.V. Anchor
Mark W. Johnson Deputy Willie Hastings (as Mark Whitman Johnson)
Matthew McConaughey Jake Tyler Brigance
Mike McLaren Administrator at Whitfield
Mike Pniewski Deputy Tatum
Mildred J. Gilbreath Noose's Housekeeper
Nicky Katt Billy Ray Cobb
Octavia Spencer Roark's Nurse
Oliver Platt Harry Rex Vonner
Patrick McGoohan Judge Omar Noose
Patrick Sutton Militant Teenager
Perry Ritchie Sarah Hardy
Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly Tonya Hailey (as RaƩVen Larrymore Kelly)
Rebecca Koon Dell
Rob Jay Reporter #3 with Buckley
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc (uncredited)
Robert Chapman Young Fisherman
Robert R. Bell Jr. Fisherman
Rosebud Dixon-Green Woman at Rally
Russell Hambline Old Man Bates
Ryk St. Vincent Deputy
Samuel L. Jackson Carl Lee Hailey
Sandra Bullock Ellen Roark
Sherri Hilton Reporter #2 with Jake
Stacy Rae Toyon Looney's Wife
Stephanie Strickland Stephanie (Reporter #1 with Buckley)
Steve Coulter Klansman
Terrance Freeman Court Deputy
Terry Loughlin Jury Foreman
Thomas Merdis Reverend Ollie Agee
Tim Monich Reverend Fink (as Timothy F. Monich)
Tim Parati Winston
Todd Demers Reporter #1 with Jake
Tommy McCullough Old Fisherman
Tonea Stewart Gwen Hailey
Walter L. Hutchins N.A.A.C.P. Man #2
Wayne Dehart Claude
Will Crapps Minister