Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

8.17 / Rated by 3 people

118 min.
Plot  In a 1999 Philadelphia violent home invasion, Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is forced to witness the rape and murder of his wife and young daughter, by Clarence James Darby (Christian Stolte) and his accomplice Rupert Ames (Josh Stewart). Prosecutor Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx) is unable to use DNA evidence to securely convict both accused. Unwilling to take a chance on lowering his high and yet unbeaten 96% conviction rate, he chooses to rather make a deal with Darby (the actual murderer), letting him plead guilty to a lesser charge, in return for testifying against Ames. Ames is found guilty and is sentenced to death. Shelton feels totally betrayed by Rice's actions, as he had pleaded with him not to make the deal and to at least try convict both of them, as he was releasing the worst of the two, the actual killer. Darby serves his shortened sentence and is released just a few years later.

Ten years later, Ames's time on death row is up. Unknown to the prosecutors and the witnes...



Jamie Foxx
Nick Rice
Gerard Butler
Clyde Alexander Shelton
Colm Meaney
Detective Dunnigan
Bruce McGill
Jonas Cantrell
Leslie Bibb
Sarah Lowell
Michael Irby
Detective Garza
Gregory Itzin
Warden Inger
Regina Hall
Kelly Rice
Christian Stolte
Clarence James Darby
Annie Corley
Judge Laura Burch
Richard Portnow
Bill Reynolds
Viola Davis
Mayor April Henry
Josh Stewart
Rupert Ames
Roger Bart
Brian Bringham


All Titles

Law Abiding Citizen
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




sailor rated Law Abiding Citizen (2009) with 9.0 stars / 15.05.2018

McBilek rated Law Abiding Citizen (2009) with 7.5 stars / 28.07.2016

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