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A Time to Kill

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Original title
A Time to Kill
Running time
149 min.
United States United States
Akiva Goldsman (Novel: John Grisham)
Elliot Goldenthal
Peter Menzies Jr.
Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Arnon Milchan Production
Drama. Thriller | Courtroom Drama. Racism
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John Grisham Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
Matthew McConaughey, a young, attractive and highly-skilled attorney is faced with the toughest case of his life, one that on many occassions may also threaten it. In the southern Mississippi town of Canton, the K.K.K. is active and the tension is high when the black majority is angered at the raping and slaying of a black man's 10-year-old daughter. Against Jake's advice, the distraught father 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 assisstant whether he and his family can run the risk of defending the man.
1996: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Supporting Actor in Motion Picture (Jackson)
1996: Razzie Awards: Nominated for Worst Written Film Grossing Over $100 Million
1996: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated Most Promising Actor (McConaughey)
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