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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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Storyline

Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the local police, but they aren't interested - Bobby was their killer. Written by Rob Hartill

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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.


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

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17 February 1995 (USA)  »

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£1,123,499 (UK) (14 April 1995)
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Trivia

Arne Glimcher took on the directing duties as a favor to Sean Connery, who is a close friend and insisted that he would direct the film. See more »

Goofs

When Armstrong (Sean Connery) gets a call from Sullivan (Ed Harris) after the re-trial, he is seen waving to his wife with a pen in his right hand. The next frame shows the cradle of the phone in his right hand and Sullivan asking him if he has a pen and he says yes and switches the phone to his left hand to pick up the pen. See more »

Quotes

[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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References Cape Fear (1991) See more »

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Baby Your Love
Written by Charisse Rose, Cassandra Lucas and Heavy D (as Dwight Meyers)
Performed by Changing Faces
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Seems like this movie had two parts,, first, the leadup to what has happened and what we assume to be the conclusion,, second part is where all of the twists come into play,, I have to admit at first that they confused the heck out of me trying to figure it all out,, Sean Connery,, and Laurence Fishbourne star in the movie,, with small supporting roles for Daniel J Travanti and Ned Beaty.. a man is convicted and brutally beaten at a confession and sent to prison,, his grandmother meanwhile goes and sees a retired lawyer who teaches law and begs for his services to review her son's case. He does and discover's that the confession was beaten out of him. He is set free bout halfway thru the movie,, then all of the twists start taking shape,, a pretty decent movie, with lot's of action, a little slow to start,, I won't get into all of the plot twists,, you will just have to watch and see for yourself.


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