A Time to Kill


Release Date 1996-07-24
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A Time to Kill

A Time to Kill is a 1996 film adaptation of John Grisham's 1989 novel of the same name, directed by Joel Schumacher. Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, and Kevin Spacey star, with Oliver Platt, Ashley Judd, Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, and Patrick McGoohan appearing in supporting roles. Set in Canton, Mississippi, the film involves the rape of a young girl, the arrest of the rapists, their subsequent murder by the girl's father, and the father's trial for murder. The film was a critical and commercial success, making nearly $110 million at the U.S. box office.

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Actors & Characters

Matthew McConaughey Matthew McConaughey Jake Tyler Brigance Jake Tyler Brigance
Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Ellen Roark Ellen Roark
Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Carl Lee Hailey Carl Lee Hailey
Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey D.A. Rufus Buckley D.A. Rufus Buckley
Oliver Platt Oliver Platt Harry Rex Vonner Harry Rex Vonner
Charles S. Dutton Charles S. Dutton Sheriff Ozzie Walls Sheriff Ozzie Walls
Brenda Fricker Brenda Fricker Ethel Twitty Ethel Twitty
Donald Sutherland Donald Sutherland Lucien Wilbanks Lucien Wilbanks
Kiefer Sutherland Kiefer Sutherland Freddie Lee Cobb Freddie Lee Cobb
Patrick McGoohan Patrick McGoohan Judge Omar Noose Judge Omar Noose


Peter Menzies Jr. Cinematography
Joel Schumacher Director
William Steinkamp Editor
Elliot Goldenthal Music
Hunt Lowry Producer
Arnon Milchan Producer
John Grisham Producer
Michael G. Nathanson Producer
Akiva Goldsman Writer