A Time to Kill

Corrected entry: Sandra Bullock first arrives in the film by driving into town prior to the trial of two rapists. After her arrival, the victim's father Samuel L Jackson (Carl Lee) kills the rapists in open court. When Matthew McConnaughey later asks Bullock why she's in town, she says "Carl Lee", yet at the time of her arrival she can't have known who Carl Lee was as he hadn't committed any crime.

Correction: She's referring to why she's staying in town, not why she came into town in the first place.

Factual error: Toward the end of the film, Matthew McConnaughey is in his office late at night and hears someone outside (it turns out to be his wife). However, McConnaughey draws a revolver from his desk drawer and we can hear (but not see) him pulling the hammer back to cock the gun. Problem is: When pulling back the hammer on a revolver, the cylinder turns to rotate the next bullet into position. The cylinder did not turn. The sound we heard was obviously added by the sound editors after the scene was shot.

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Lucien Wilbanks: If you win this case, justice will prevail, and if you lose, justice will also prevail. Now that is a strange case.

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Trivia: The first time Kiefer and Donald Sutherland have starred together since the former's film debut in "Max Dugan Returns."

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Question: When Carl Lee Hailey visited Jake to tell him that he was thinking about killing those 2 men, wouldn't he have been required to report that to law enforcement? It's not considered attorney/client privilege when you tell your lawyer that you are planning to kill someone. And then he went home and told his wife about it, so wouldn't that also make her an accessory?

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