A Time to Kill

Carl Lee Hailey is found Not Guilty by reason of temporary insanity. Jake Brigance brings his wife and daughter to Carl Lee and his family's barbeque. He says to him, "I just thought our children would play together." which is one of the most important quotes in the whole movie, symbolizing equality between races.

Bill Bergquist

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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Carl Lee Hailey: Looney? Dwayne? I made Ozzie bring me. Shit, Dwayne. We knowed each other since childhood. It's my fault. No matter what gets said in court. I knew what I was doing, and I sure didn't intend to hurt you, but just them two boys. I know it don't mean much now, but I'm sorry.

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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: Why does it matter if the psychiatrist was convicted of statutory rape? How does it affect his ability to determine Carl Lee's sanity?

MikeH

Answer: The conviction, and his subsequent lying about it, bring his credibility seriously in doubt.

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