A Time to Kill (1996) is a Crime, Drama, Thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher – In Canton, Mississippi, 10-year-old Tonya Hailey is viciously brutalized by two white racist rednecks — James Louis “Pete” Willard and Billy Ray Cobb. Almost immediately after Tonya is found and rushed to a hospital, Pete and Billy Ray are found at a roadside bar, where they had been bragging about what they did to Tonya. Tonya’s understandably distraught and enraged father, Carl Lee Hailey, remembers a case from a year ago, when four white men raped an African-American girl in a nearby town, and got acquitted. Carl is determined to not let that happen in this case. While deputy Dwayne Powell Looney is escorting Pete and Billy Ray up a flight of stairs to a court room, Carl emerges from the building’s basement with an assault rifle, and he kills Pete and Billy Ray for what they did to Tonya. Carl is later arrested at his house by African-American sheriff Ozzie Walls, and Carl is scheduled to be placed on trial. Despite the efforts of the NAACP and local African-American leaders to . IMDB
Directed By – Joel Schumacher
Genre – Crime, Drama, Thriller
Cast – Matthew McConaughey , Oliver Platt , Charles S. Dutton , Sandra Bullock , Darrin Mitchell , LaConte McGrew , Samuel L. Jackson , Donald Sutherland , Kevin Spacey , Brenda Fricker , Kiefer Sutherland , Tonea Stewart , Ashley Judd , Patrick McGoohan , Rae’Ven Larrymore Kelly
In Theaters – 24 July 1996
Duration – 149 Minutes
MPAA Rating : R
Taglines : A lawyer and his assistant fighting to save a father on trial for murder. A time to question what they believe. A time to doubt what they trust. And no time for mistakes.
Story Writers: John Grisham
Production Company : Regency Enterprises , Warner Bros.