Law Abiding Citizen

Mike (Jamie Foxx) discovers that Clyde (Gerard Butler) had tunnels leading out of every cell in the prison, which is how he was able to cause all the chaos he caused through the film. Clyde plans to blow up the mayor with a bomb in city hall. After planting the bomb, Clyde returns to his cell where Mike is waiting with a gun. He tries to convince Clyde not to activate the bomb, but Clyde does so anyway. Mike locks him in the cell and leaves as Clyde discovers that Mike moved the bomb underneath his bed. Clyde looks at his daughter's bracelet as he goes up in flames. Mike gets away, but must live with the decision of killing Clyde.


Character mistake: In the court scene Clyde mentions a case, Day v McDonough docket number 04-1325. This is a real case, but the docket number is 04-1324.

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Clyde Shelton: I'm gonna pull the whole thing down. I'm gonna bring the whole fuckin' diseased, corrupt temple down on your head. It's gonna be biblical.

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Question: How could Ames have received the death penalty if he didn't actually kill Clyde's wife and daughter?


Answer: He was a participant in a felony during which someone died. That means the felony murder rule applies. Felony murder is a capital crime.

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Answer: They made a deal with Darby. Darby testified saying Ames was the one who killed the wife and daughter in order to get a reduced sentence. Since Shelton's testimony was inadmissible because he blacked out it was Darby's word again Ames'.

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