Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller.
Director: Joel Schumacher.
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson.
In the vicinity of the sleepy town of Canton, two white thugs abused an African American ten-year-old girl.. After the rape, the criminals wanted to hang their victim. But they managed to be arrested. The girl’s father, a former veteran of the Vietnam War, Carl Lee Hailey, was expecting a fair sentence over the rapists and failed murderers. But he soon learns that the maximum punishment for criminals will be a maximum of ten years in prison. And even without waiting for the end of this period, they will be able to achieve early release.
The angry father decides to personally administer justice. He arms himself and hides in the courtroom, where the resonant process will take place. Carl Lee Hailey managed to shoot his enemies, but the guard suffered from his weapon. The man is arrested in the courtroom. He faces a death sentence. Attorney Jake Tyler Brigance is taking over Carl’s defense. He understands that he cannot cope with such a difficult case alone. Political and racial motives mingle with the case. The young lawyer enlists the support of his mentor Lucien Wilbanks and student with the manners of private detective Ellen Roark.