A Time to Kill

Matthew McConaughey plays a young, attractive and highly-skilled attorney named Jake Brigance, who is faced with the toughest case of his life, one that on many occassions also threatens his life. In the southern Mississippi town of Canton, the KKK is active and the tension is high when the black majority is angered at the raping and attempted murdering of a black man's 10-year-old daughter. Against Jake's advice, the distraught father (Samuel L. Jackson) takes revenge, gunning down the two criminals in the local courthouse. Racial hatred hightens with the suspense and conflict threatens to break out regardless of the verdict. Jake must decide, along with his new, eager assistant (Sandra Bullock) whether he and his family can run the risk of defending this man.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie when Sandra Bullock character is in the hospital and the nurse revealed to her that Carl Lee was innocent, look carefully at the TV. You can see Jake, Harry Rex and Lucent standing outside the courthouse, but in the very next scene they haven't even left the courtroom.

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

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

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