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Carl Lee is determined to avenge Tonya and, while Pete and Billy Ray are being led into holding after their bond hearing, he kills both men with an M16 rifle. Eventually, they torture and murder "Mickey Mouse", one of Jake's former clients who had infiltrated the KKK and had subsequently given anonymous hints to the police, allowing them to anticipate most KKK attacks. The Klan then increases their attacks, including burning Brigance's house. They also burn crosses in the yards of potential jurors to intimidate them. Setting[ edit ] The story takes place in the fictional town of Clanton, Mississippi in the s, a period of time during which racial tension was heavily prevalent in America. Good of course triumphs--but we'll get back to that in a moment. The district attorney, Rufus Buckley Kevin Spacey , decides to seek the death penalty, and presiding Judge Omar Noose Patrick McGoohan denies Brigance a change of venue to a more ethnically-diverse county, meaning that Carl Lee will have an all-white jury. Dispirited, Brigance tells Carl Lee that there is little hope for an acquittal. A brief reference to the events depicted in the book is also contained in Grisham's novel The Chamber. Language Language includes many uses of the "N" word and a few uses of "s--t," plus "damn," "crap," "ass," "piss," and "God" as an exclamation.

And I thought, let he who is without sin I will have to discuss certain plot points, so be warned. The rape and subsequent revenge killing gain national media attention. The ending left me a little confused.

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The protest erupts into a violent riot that results in dozens of injuries and the death of Stump Sisson. It begins with the brutal rape of a year-old black girl by two rednecks in a pickup truck.

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Advertisement That's well-timed to clear space for another character, the young lawyer Ellen Roark Sandra Bullock , a rich Northerner who studied law at Ole Miss and wants to be Brigance's unpaid aide. Even the crippled deputy blurts out, under oath, that he would have done the same thing. Carl Lee goes to the county courthouse and opens fire with an automatic rifle, killing both rapists and unintentionally injuring Deputy Dwayne Looney Chris Cooper with a ricochet, whose leg is later amputated. Jackson accused of killing the two white men who raped his year-old daughter. The Klan plots to gain revenge. Another strand involves the plotting of the Klan, led by the vicious Cobb Kiefer Sutherland. Yes, Klan members are the villains. I will have to discuss certain plot points, so be warned. I cared about the characters. Tonya is later found and rushed to the hospital while Pete and Billy Ray are heard bragging at a roadside bar about their crime. Brigance's summation is well-delivered by McConaughey, but his tactics left me feeling uneasy.

There are a few scenes involving the NAACP's legal defense people, who persuade the local pastor to hold a fund-raiser for Hailey's legal defense--but insist the money be used for a black lawyer.

Most jurors are so intimidated by the crowd outside the courthouse that they do not dare to vote for a conviction, but the unanimous acquittal by reason of temporary insanity is only achieved when one of the jurors asks the others to seriously imagine that Carl Lee and his daughter were white and that the murdered rapists were black.

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The acting is so persuasive and the direction is so fluid that the material seems convincing while it's happening. Brigance seeks help from his defense team: law student Ellen Roark Sandra Bullock , close friend Harry Rex Vonner Oliver Platt , and former mentor and longtime activist Lucien Wilbanks Donald Sutherland , a once-great civil rights lawyer. Good of course triumphs--but we'll get back to that in a moment. The jury probably found him not guilty by reason of temporary insanity. During closing arguments, a deeply-shaken Brigance tells the jury to close their eyes and listen to a story. Soon after, Ellen Roark is kidnapped. He discourages her, but she turns up with useful leads, and he needs someone to help him counter the expert local district attorney Kevin Spacey. A lot or a little? Two men tie her up, one gets undressed, and they thrust on top of her. The movie milks this question for all it's worth, which isn't much, unless the average audience thinks Hollywood will allow Klan thugs to prevail over the hero. Tonya's distraught and outraged father, Carl Lee Hailey, consults his friend Jake Brigance, a white attorney who had previously represented Hailey's brother, on whether he could get himself acquitted if he killed the two men.

Carl Lee is prosecuted by Ford County's corrupt district attorneyRufus Buckley, who hopes that the case will boost his political career. Two characters are alcoholics who drink throughout the film. Grisham should simply be honest enough to recognize that he does the same things he says Stone shouldn't do.

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