A Time to Kill

A Time to Kill

Matthew McConaughey
Director: Joel Schumacher Cast: Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
, Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
, Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
Joel Schumacher

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Overview

Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson) takes the law into his own hands after the legal system fails to adequately punish the men who brutally raped and beat his daughter, leaving her for dead. Normally, a distraught father could count on some judicial sympathy in those circumstances. Unfortunately, Carl and his daughter are black, and the assailants are white, and all the events take place in the South. Indeed, so inflammatory is the situation, that the local KKK (led by Kiefer Sutherland) becomes popular again. When Hailey chooses novice lawyer Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey) to handle his defense, it begins to look like a certainty that Carl will hang, and Jake's career (and perhaps his life) will come to a premature end. Despite the efforts of the NAACP and local black leaders to persuade Carl to choose some of their high-powered legal help, he remains loyal to Jake, who had helped his brother with a legal problem before the story begins. Jake eventually takes this case seriously enough to seek help from his old law-school professor (Donald Sutherland). When death threats force his family to leave town, Jake even accepts the help of pushy young know-it-all lawyer Ellen Roark (Sandra Bullock).

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2009
UPC: 0883929090945
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:30:00
Sales rank: 3,746

Special Features

Closed Caption; Production notes; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew McConaughey Jake Brigance
Samuel L. Jackson Carl Lee Hailey
Sandra Bullock Ellen Roark
Kevin Spacey Rufus Buckley
Brenda Fricker Ethel Twitty
Oliver Platt Harry Rex Vonner
Ashley Judd Carla Brigance
Andy Stahl Juror
Tonea Stewart Gwen Hailey

Technical Credits
Joel Schumacher Director
Dorree Cooper Set Decoration/Design
Keith P. Cunningham Set Decoration/Design
William M. Elvin Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Ingrid Ferrin Costumes/Costume Designer
Mali Finn Casting
Larry Fulton Production Designer
Elliot Goldenthal Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #, Side A -- Time to Kill
4. Chapter 4
7. Chapter 7
15. Chapter 15
17. Chapter 17
23. Chapter 23
Disc #1, Side B -- Time to Kill
5. Chapter 5
13. Chapter 13
15. Chapter 15
19. Chapter 19
23. End Credits

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