A Time to Kill (1996)

7.0 / Rated by 1 people

149 min.
Plot  Two white racists, Billy Ray Cobb and James Louis 'Pete' Willard, rape Tonya Hailey, a 10-year-old black girl.

Tonya's father, Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson), contacts Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey), a white lawyer. Brigance admits the possibility that the rapists will walk free. Carl Lee goes to the county courthouse and opens fire, killing both rapists and unintentionally injuring Deputy Looney. Carl Lee is arrested. Brigance agrees to defend Carl Lee.

The rape and subsequent revenge killing gain national media attention. The Ku Klux Klan begins to organize in the area. Freddie Lee Cobb (Kiefer Sutherland), the brother of Billy Ray, calls Brigance and makes death threats. The district attorney, Rufus Buckley (Kevin Spacey), decides to seek the death penalty, and presiding Judge Omar Noose denies Brigance a change of venue. Brigance seeks help for his defense team, close friend Harry Rex Vonner and former mentor and long-time liberal activist Lucien Wilbank...



Sandra Bullock
Ellen Roark
Samuel L. Jackson
Carl Lee Hailey
Matthew McConaughey
Jake Brigance
Kevin Spacey
Rufus Buckley
Brenda Fricker
Ethel Twitty
Oliver Platt
Harry Rex Vonner
Charles S. Dutton
Ozzie Walls
Ashley Judd
Carla Brigance
Patrick McGoohan
Judge Omar Noose
Kiefer Sutherland
Freddie Lee Cobb
Donald Sutherland
Lucien Wilbanks
John Diehl
Tim Nunley
Doug Hutchison
James Louis "Pete" Willard
Nicky Katt
Billy Ray Cobb
Chris Cooper
Dwayne Looney
Anthony Heald
Dr. Wilbert Rodeheaver
Kurtwood Smith
Stump Sisson
M. Emmet Walsh
Dr. Willard Tyrell Bass


All Titles

A Time to Kill
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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