Just Cause (1995)

7.0 / Rated by 1 people

102 min.
Plot  Paul Armstrong (Sean Connery), a liberal Harvard professor opposed to capital punishment, is persuaded to go to Florida, to investigate the conviction of Bobby Earl Ferguson (Blair Underwood) for murder. Ferguson, a former Cornell University student, is a highly intelligent, charming, and articulate black man who was convicted of raping and murdering a young white girl. Armstrong must save him from being executed in the electric chair. Ferguson tells Armstrong that he was tortured by two police detectives to get a confession. As Armstrong digs deeper into the case, he discovers that Tanny Brown (Laurence Fishburne), the chief detective on the case, did indeed coerce Ferguson's confession.

The plot thickens when Ferguson tells the professor that the murder was actually committed by Blair Sullivan (Ed Harris), a serial killer awaiting execution, who later reveals the location of the weapon used to kill the girl. When Armstrong discovers the weapon, Brown tries to threaten him in...



Sean Connery
Paul Armstrong
Laurence Fishburne
Sheriff Tanny Brown
Kate Capshaw
Laurie Prentiss Armstrong
Blair Underwood
Bobby Earl Ferguson
Ed Harris
Blair Sullivan
Christopher Murray
Detective T. J. Wilcox
Ruby Dee
Scarlett Johansson
Katie Armstrong
Ned Beatty
Kevin McCarthy
Phil Prentiss


All Titles

Just Cause
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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