A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.

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  1. John Grisham


  2. Akiva Goldsman


  3. Joel Schumacher


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  1. Matthew McConaughey

    Matthew McConaughey

    Jake Tyler Brigance

  2. Sandra Bullock

    Sandra Bullock

    Ellen Roark

  3. Samuel L. Jackson

    Samuel L. Jackson

    Carl Lee Hailey

  4. Kevin Spacey

    Kevin Spacey

    D.A. Rufus Buckley

  5. Oliver Platt

    Oliver Platt

    Harry Rex Vonner

  6. Charles S. Dutton

    Charles S. Dutton

    Sheriff Ozzie Walls

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 29m

Budget $40,000,000.00

Revenue $152,266,007.00

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Release Information

  • July 24, 1996
    R, Theatrical



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