Based on the John Grisham bestseller, this film is intense from start to finish. A young black girl is raped and nearly killed by two white men.
When it seems that the men are going to be released, the girl’s father, played by Samuel L. Jackson, takes the law into his own hands and shoots the men.
What proceeds is the trial of the century and the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan in Canton, Mississippi. Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Oliver Platt, Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Kevin Spacey and Ashley Judd also star.
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