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Just Cause (1995)

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A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after 25 years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.



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Buried deep in the Florida Everglades is a secret that can save an innocent man or let a killer kill again.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 February 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Causa justa  »

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Box Office


£1,123,499 (UK) (14 April 1995)

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2.35 : 1
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Sean Connery and co-star Blair Underwood both share August 25th as their birthday. See more »


We hear a dial tone on Paul Armstrong's cellular phone. See more »


[first lines]
Bobby Earl: Hey, you want my money, you best start throwing some elbow into that, boy. A dollar fifty, that's two bits shy of a car wash.
Kid Washing Car #1: A dollar fifty *each*.
Bobby Earl: Oh man, now you must got me confused with some other idiot.
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What a game of TWISTER!
31 August 1999 | by (Wilmington, NC) – See all my reviews

The movie was a suspenseful, and somewhat dark, look at the severe results of a genuinely human mistake. Connery and Fishburne work very well together in this thriller about murder and redemption. Keep your boots on for the strange turnaround at the end of the'd never expect it!

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